Prep soccer: Salisbury 1, North Lincoln 0
Salisbury’s girls soccer team advanced in the 2A playoffs with a 1-0 victory at Southern Piedmont top seed North Lincoln on Wednesday night.
Madison Kennedy scored a first-half goal for the Hornets (13-6-1), but she was carried off the field after suffering a knee injury with about 15 minutes left and is expected to miss Salisbury’s second-round game at Rocky River top seed Forest Hills (16-3-2) on Saturday night.
“It was a win and a loss at the same time,” Salisbury coach Matt Parrish said.
The Hornets controlled the ball for most of the first half but broke through only once. Lee made a nice first touch near the endline, reversed course and fed Kennedy a few steps inside the 18-yard box. Kennedy slipped a shot inside the near post.
Parrish also praised the backline play of Karen Presnell and Emily Dean in the low-scoring affair against the Knights (11-6-2).
“We were peppering the goal, but we just couldn’t get anything to go but one,” Parrish said. “I talked to them at halftime and we came out more aggressive and more assertive. We hit a few crossbars, hit the post.
“To not play as well as you’re capable and still win in the playoffs says a lot about you as a team.”