On Wednesday afternoon, C.B. Aycock dropped a game against J.H. Rose 1-0.
But in the loss, the Golden Falcons displayed the heart of the champion. They had multiple players get injured, but they never stopped playing hard to try and win the game.
“The girls fought hard. In years past, J.H. Rose had kind of dominated our field, so I commend our girls, and moving forward, I think we can take them,” C.B. Aycock head coach Tyler Crawford said. “They didn’t give up, and I love these girls, so we’re going to keep working hard.”
From the opening kick, the game was hard-fought.
The Rampants managed to get shots on goal throughout the first half, but C.B. Aycock held off the Rampants’ attacks.
Late in the first half, it appeared that Golden Falcons had scored a goal to take a 1-0 lead, but the referee said the ball bounced off the J.H. Rose goalie’s hands and went behind the post and back into the net.
So, the score remained 0-0 halftime.
“I think that motivated them. Honestly, I think it made them want to go get another one,” Crawford said.
In the second half, the two teams kept battling back and forth, but in the 67th minute, J.H. Rose’s Lauren Taylor broke free and slipped a shot into the net to give the Rampants a 1-0.
The Golden Falcons (0-2-1) are back in action today against Southern Wayne (0-2).
C.B. Aycock is playing in its third game in four days, and Crawford said playing three games in four days is difficult, but the Golden Falcons are up the challenge.
“It’s tough on their bodies, but we’re going to push through,” Crawford said.