WHITEHOUSE — The Jacksonville High School Maidens soccer team was hoping to match up well with the district leader, Whitehouse when they met Tuesday night, but the Maidens were in the fog, figuratively as well as literally.

Playing in a fog shrouded field, the Maidens started out on the wrong foot giving up a goal only five minutes into the game. As a light rain began to fall, so did the goals, six exactly, in the first half.

It was the second half before the Maidens began to play. Samantha Melchor scored off of an assist from Brittany Malone when there was still 15 minutes left in the game, but the Maidens failed to stop the Lady Cats from adding one more to the final score of 7-1.

“We played hard in the second half, but Whitehouse just over whelmed us with their speed,” said Jacksonville head coach Howard Story. “They are a very skilled team made up of mostly club soccer players, but they are not six goals better than us.

“We did not play well and they took advantage of miscues in the mid-field and defense. I know that the Maidens are looking forward to meeting Whitehouse at the Tomato Bowl later in the season.”

The Maidens’ junior varsity also suffered a loss at the hands of Whitehouse losing 10-1. Playing with a depleted squad, Jessica Torres managed to score for the Maidens.

Jacksonville travels to Athens Friday, where they hope to get back on track in their chase for a district playoff spot.

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