Chelsea Girls Soccer Falls to Pinckney in Opener

The Chelsea girls’ soccer team opened the 2019 season with a tough 3-0 loss to Pinckney in the SEC White opener for both team Tuesday.

The Bulldogs struggled to get things going on offense in the first half as Pinckney controlled most of the action.

Chelsea picked up a pair of corner kicks about midway through the period, but could not capitalize and their best chance of the half came when they blocked a clearing pass that ricocheted back toward the Pirates net but was stopped by Pinckney goaltender Brianna Stevens.

The Pirates took a 1-0 lead when Abby Colvia took a crossing pass and found the net and ten minutes later Dani Brecken made it 2-0 when she ripped a shot in from 15 yards out.

It stayed that way until the second half. Chelsea’s offense picked things up in the second and Briana Hay had a nice scoring chance, but the Pirates Stevens was there for the save.

Brecken scored her second of the game to make it 3-0 with 18 minutes left.

Jessi Emmert lifted a shot from outside the back that clanged off the crossbar for Chelsea, but the ball bounced away to keep the score 3-0. Emmert then took a pass down the left side and beat the Pirate defense, ripping a shot on net, but once again Stevens was there for the save for Pinckney and that would be the Bulldogs last shot on net for the night.

The Bulldogs dropped to 0-1 on the season. They return to action Thursday when they host Ypsilanti in the home opener at 5:30.

4 thoughts on “Chelsea Girls Soccer Falls to Pinckney in Opener

  • April 2, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    It’s always nice for a kid to get their name in the paper. But it can be a bit disheartening when someone else gets credit for what you have done. Mike, maybe you should check next time to be certain you are giving credit to the correct player before publishing.

    • April 3, 2019 at 7:58 pm

      I apologize if there was an error in the write-up, but could you be more specific on what the error was so it could be corrected in the printed edition of the paper. – Mike

      • April 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

        Freshman holding mid Breigha Vowles #1 was the player who took the shot that hit the cross bar.

        • April 4, 2019 at 5:33 pm

          Again, I apologize, I thought it was #11 that kicked the ball. I will correct it for the printed article that will be in the paper next week. – Mike

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