Storm drop tough match
Playing with no subs and missing three key players, the Guil-Rand Storm dropped a tough match against the Central Carolina Dynamite 5-2 on Saturday in Asheboro in the under-14 girls’ division of the Triad Challenge League.
The Storm started slowly and found themselves trailing 1-0 just two minutes into the contest when Central Carolina popped a quick shot into the net. Despite that early lapse, Guil-Rand recovered and defused the Dynamite’s remaining offensive attempts in the first half while also getting several chances to even the score.
After trailing 1-0 at the half, the Storm came alive in the second half, scoring two goals in three minutes to momentarily seize the lead. Alexa Altizer gathered in a throw-in from Lauren Welborn, dribbled past a Dynamite defender and lifted a shot over the goalkeeper to put Guil-Rand on the scoreboard. The goalkeeper couldn’t stop a shot from Jessica Vasquez moments later that put the Storm in the lead 2-1. Several other shots from the Storm just missed the goal as Guil-Rand applied tremendous pressure on offense.
For 12 minutes, it looked like the Storm would come away with the win, but the lack of subs took its toll as Central Carolina scored three unanswered goals over the next 10 minutes to seal the victory.
The Storm finish the fall season with a 6-3-1 record, good for third place in their division.