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Kernels held scoreless in loss to Watertown

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WATERTOWN -- The Mitchell High School girls soccer team struggled with Watertown’s speed on Thursday, resulting in a 3-0 loss on the road.

Caroline Titze saved 15 shots for the Kernels, but they couldn’t overcome Watertown’s 18-12 shot advantage. It led to Lydia Buckley netting the game’s only first-half goal. Mitchell had a chance to tie, though.

“Best scoring opportunity came in the first half,” MHS coach Bob Lemon said. “Macy Kempf redirected a corner kick from Mia Mullenmeister that hit the inside of the post and rebounded back to their goalkeeper.”

The Kernels did a better job adjusting to Watertown’s speed in the second half, though still couldn’t score.

Instead, Watertown (2-3-1) added two more goals after the break, including Isabella Kerkvliet scoring its third and final goal of the match.

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“The second half we were able to turn the tables and dominated the play of the ball,” Lemon said. “We just couldn’t find the back of the net. Give Watertown credit for being able to score when they had the chances.”

Mitchell (4-3) travels to Harrisburg on Saturday.

“We need to take the energy and effort of the second half and get ready to play on Saturday,” Lemon said.

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