In a tough one to swallow, the Windsor High School girls' soccer team recently let one slip away, giving up a one goal lead in the second half and letting the Bellows falls Terriers slip, away with their first win of the season, 2-1, in Westminster.
The loss dropped Windsor to 2-7 on the season, as they continue to fight through injuries in search of a playoff berth, which would take a minimum of three wins to make happen.
Coming into the match, however, both teams resembled M*A*S*H units, as the Lady Yellow Jackets were without three players including Tierra Huntley and Nikki White, and the Terriers without four, including sharp-shooter Sara Dumont, who holds out hope of returning for the tournament if her team can find a way to get there.
The injuries showed early in this one as neither team could do much in the first 10 minutes but as luck would have it, Windsor actually scored their only goal just 30 seconds into the match, when a Terrier defender tried to clear a ball out of the box only to have it deflect off Yellow Jacket forward Aminah Orogi and past B.F. keeper Enny Mustapha.
The Yellow Jackets certainly had their chances to extend their lead, however, including two quality shots from Tegan Coley, one of which just cleared the crossbar and another point-blank shot from midfielder Emily Perkins that Mustapha made a nice, diving save on. The half would end with the one-goal lead for Windsor but the feeling was that it could have been more, as the Yellow Jackets controlled most of the play but was also letting the winless Lady Terriers hang around.
In the second half, Windsor continued to put pressure on the Terriers' defense, but still could not bury that second goal, and as the half wore on Bellows Falls started gaining more and more momentum until they finally broke through.