YANKTON – The Brookings boys’ soccer team dropped a 2-0 match to the Bucks, while the Brookings girls’ soccer team played to a 1-1 draw against the Gazelles, on Thursday night at Crane-Youngworth Field in Yankton.
• Yankton 2, Brookings 0
Yankton’s Sam Herbert scored in the 29th minute to give the Bucks a 1-0 lead, and William Pavlish’s 42nd minute score provided the final margin as Yankton defeated Brookings, 2-0, on Thursday night in Yankton.
The Bobcats were outshot in the match, 14-5.
“As a team I think we played pretty good defensively,” said Brookings junior striker Drew Ton. “Offensively we struggled to find the back of the net, but we are going to put this one behind us and look forward to the Lincoln game.”
The Bobcats are now 2-5-1 on the seaso and take on the Patriots of Sioux Falls Lincoln on Sept. 14. Start time for the match is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Howard Wood Field.
• Brookings 1, Yankton 1
The Bobcats took a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute when Ella Bisgard found the back of the net.
However, just five minutes later in the 37th minute, Yankton tied up the match on a Madisyn Bietz tally.
The teams would trade opportunities throughout the remainder of the second half but neither team would score a goal, resulting in a 1-1 draw on Thursday night in Yankton.
Brookings’ goalkeeper Brookyln McGuire stopped two of three shots on goal
Brookings outshot Yankton, 5-3, on shots on goal.
The Gazelles finished with three corner kick opportunities compared to the Bobcats’ one.
“An absolutely fantastic game tonight,” said head coach Adam Juba. “We got a great result from a good team. We keep getting better game by game and the girls are playing with so much heart. We completed so many passes today that caused a lot of problems for Yankton.”
“We are getting better at a really good time in the season; I’m excited to see how we progress,” Juba said.
Brookings (1-6-1) next plays on Sept. 14 against Sioux Falls Lincoln. Game time is set for 4 p.m. at Howard Wood Field.