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WHS girls' soccer falls to Austin

AUSTIN -- The Worthington girls soccer team opened the 2013 season with 4-0 loss to the Austin Packers Saturday.

"Overall, we played well despite the loss," WHS coach Emily Ahlquist said. "We were able to play better in the second half after we made some adjustments at halftime."

Austin scored its first goal less than two minutes into the opening half on a rebound putback after Worthington's goalie made the initial save. The second goal for the Packers came on an arrant free kick by the Trojan goalie that went right to an Austin player who put the ball into the wide open net.

"We didn't get many chances in the first half, but we regrouped at halftime and came out a shooting the ball more in the second half," Ahlquist said. "Tania Pineda and Monica Duron were both able to give us some offense and get a couple shots on net in the second half."

Despite picking up their offensive game, the Trojans were unable to score in the second half and allowed the Packers to pad their lead with two more goals. The first came on a penalty kick, while the second came on a strong, long-distance shot.

"Now that we have played our first game, we know what we have to do if we want to play well the whole game," Ahlquist said.

Worthington (0-1) travels to Glenco-Silver Lake Tuesday to play a doubleheader with the boys' varsity team. The boys play at 4 p.m. while the girls start at 6 p.m.

Worthington 0 0 -- 0

Austin 2 2 -- 4