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Garden City fights back; falls to Pratt

Garden City fights back; falls to Pratt

By Mike Pilosof

Pratt, KS-All Corey Bryant wanted was a mulligan.

And while his team ultimately fell short on Saturday, they responded exactly how the first-year coach wanted them to.

Pratt broke a tie game when Madison Phillips scored in the 63rd minute, leading the Beavers to a 2-1 victory over Garden City.

"I think the girls rebounded well from their showing on Wednesday against Barton," Bryant said. "We just can't get out of our own way."

Truth be told, the Broncbusters are dropping like flies, losing two more players to injury on Saturday.

"We have six girls who are sidelined right now," Bryant. "That's definitely making this challenging."

Playing shorthanded, Garden City gave up a goal five minutes into the match. But Noeli Munoz had the counter in the ninth minute, taking a pass from Catherine Small and finishing inside the box.

"Our problem is that we continue to make crucial mistakes at terrible times," Bryant added.

The score remained tied until the 63rd minute when Phillips beat goalkeeper Kaylee Keller.

"We gave ourselves a chance to tie the match in the end," Bryant said. "That's all I can ask."

Keller recorded eight saves on the day, but her team was out shot 11-10.

Next up: Garden City vs. Hutchinson-Wednesday, Sept. 11-6 p.m.