Entering Friday night’s District 2-6A girls soccer game at Ratliff Stadium against Wolfforth Frenship, the Permian Lady Panthers had been a juggernaut on offense.
But against the Lady Tigers they struggled to find the back of the net in a 2-0 loss.
Alli Holder broke the ice in the 16th minute with a goal that put Frenship up.
Trailing by just one at halftime, the opportunities were plentiful for Permian, but the Lady Tigers spoiled each run with a defensive stop.
Natalie Jones scored in the 48th minute for Frenship, which ended up being the final goal of the night.
Permian (8-3-2 overall, 1-1-1 District 2-6A) was missing that final link, which hurt its ability to finish its scoring opportunities.
“I thought we fought really hard. The problem is we didn’t make very good decisions on the ball coming forward,” Permian head coach Chad Peterson said. “We were almost completely inept up top with the runs that we usually make.
“Even with as poor as our decision making was and our efforts going forward were … we had a ball go off the bar. We were in deep. We’re still creating chances. We’re missing that final link.”
The Lady Tigers (11-2-2, 3-0), the defending district champions and a regional quarterfinalist last season, were satisfied with coming away with a victory on the road.
“It was good. We’re a little banged up right now to be honest, so to get out of here with a 2-0 win is good,” Frenship head coach Gery Joy said. “Definitely, late, they had some opportunities and of course we wasted a few as well, but that’s a good team.
“It’s just another game to kind of build of off and figure out what we have and we do well against some of these district opponents.”
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