WILLIAMSTOWN - The Marietta High girls soccer team continues its search for the second win of the season, as the Lady Tigers dropped a 6-2 decision to ECOL opponent Coshocton Tuesday at Wood County Christian School.
The Lady Redskins were led by Nicki Carling's four goals and a defense that was physical and all over the ball throughout the game.
"I think offensively, we played great," said Coshocton head coach Matt Hartley. "We had about four or five balls that hit off the post that could've went in. Offense has been our strength all year, and we've only given up two goals until now. The defense was a little mad tonight, but it happens, especially since the competition was good. I'm happy with a win. They've got a good team."
JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Marietta High’s Katie Miller (1) pursues Coshocton’s Nicki Carling (1) during prep girls’ soccer action at Wood County Christian School Tuesday. Coshocton won 6-2.
A goal by Emily Hartley in the opening minutes of the game started the scoring. Carling got her first goal of the game later in the half, followed by Hartley's second goal a minute later put the Lady Tigers in an early 3-0 hole.
"It makes you have to battle back," said Marietta head coach Jeff Price. "I think the score didn't indicate how we played. The mistakes we did make were costly. I thought our offense did a little better. We were able to put some pressure on the defense."
Marietta got on the board in the first half thanks to junior Katie Miller's first goal of the season to make the score 3-1.
Coshocton 6, Marietta 2
Coshocton- 3 3 - 6
Marietta- 1 1 - 2
C- Hartley unassisted, 38:34
C- Carling unassisted, 24:57
C- Hartley unassisted, 23:52
M- Miller unassisted, 5:59
C- Carling unassisted, 29:04
C- Carling unassisted, 14:17
C- Carling unassisted, 9:20
M- Meyers unassisted, 1:49
Shots on goal: Marietta 11, Coshocton 15; Keeper saves: Marietta 7, Coshocton 8; Corner kicks: Marietta 4, Coshocton 3
Next match: Marietta (1-4) at Ravenswood Thursday at 6 p.m.
In the opening minutes of the second half, Marietta came close to making it a one goal deficit, getting two shots off around the net, but Coshocton keeper Hannah Michael was able to preserve the two goal lead.
Carling then went on a scoring rampage, collecting three goals in the second half to give the Redskins a 6-1 lead and put the game away.
The Lady Tigers would get a goal back when sophomore Maddie Meyers found the net with 1:49 remaining in the game to make the score 6-2, which was the end result. It was the first time this season that the Lady Tigers got goals from someone other than senior Molly Josefson.
"Molly's been working on passing, and working with other people," Price said. "She's been finding them and they're finding her back."
The loss puts Marietta at 1-4 on the season heading into its match at Ravenswood Thursday, while the win for the Redskins gives them a 7-0 overall record and an ECOL-leading 3-0 in the league.