The host Streetsboro girls soccer team fell to 1-1 on the season after losing a 2-1 decision to Portage Trail Conference Metro Division rival Crestwood Aug. 22 at Glinatsis Stadium.
Alison Targosky scored the lone goal on a penalty kick for the Rockets. Crestwood had a 12-2 advantage in shots on goal and a 10-0 edge on corner kicks. Streetsboro goalkeeper Marra Woods made 10 saves in the nets.
All three goals took place in the second half. Crestwood scored the go-ahead goal on a penalty kick with less than four minutes to go.
"Crestwood outplayed us most of the game, but we defended well," Rockets head coach Ryan Willard said. "Marra Woods had a terrific game in goal, including a fantastic diving stop to her left, which at the time, kept the score tied.
"I was proud of the girls. Crestwood beat us two times last year with the score being 5-2 each time. I think it shows how much better we're getting defensively and that will hopefully, lead to good things this season."
Streetsboro made a stellar debut with a 5-2 victory over Canton South Aug. 20 on the road.
Auliah Kendall and Amber Glenn each scored two goals for the Rockets. Glenn added an assist.
Targosky had one goal and three assists for Streetsboro.
Woods made 10 saves in the nets. She also made a save on a penalty kick.
"Tara Crouso and Alaina Fischer played an excellent game in the midfield and the defense really locked things down in the second half after Canton South evened the score at two," Willard said. "The win was certainly a complete team win."
The Rockets are scheduled to entertain PTC County Division foe Woodridge Aug. 27. Results were not available at press time.
They are set to visit PTC rival Southeast Aug. 29 and Garrettsville to play James A. Garfield in a PTC showdown Sept. 3. Both contests are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.
Boys fall to rival
The host Streetsboro boys soccer team fell to 0-1-1 on the season after losing a 3-0 decision to Portage Trail Conference rival Crestwood Aug. 22 at Glinatsis Stadium.
The Red Devils (2-0) outshot the Rockets 29-3. Streetsboro goalkeeper Daman Singh made 26 saves.
"The score does not necessarily dictate the game," Rockets head coach Paul Krzeminski said. "We did play well throughout the game. We are moving the ball around with a purpose now. Jacob Fifik is quite the distributor in the middle of the field. He is developing a nice relationship with Casey Brace.
"Reggie Dublin was all over the field. He never seems to run out of gas ... ever. Daman Singh was nothing short of spectacular between the pipes. He made some magical saves -- saves that you see the top goalkeepers make. Words just can't describe how pleased I was with him."
Host Streetsboro earned a 4-4 draw with Garfield Heights Trinity Aug. 20. The Rockets took a 2-0 lead, thanks to goals by Abdullah Alghamdi and Spencer Deevers.
But Trinity tied the game at two by halftime.
Deevers scored two more goals to give Streetsboro a 4-2 advantage, but Trinity rallied.
"As the first half went on, we lost our shape for a bit and it ended up costing us two goals right before the half," Krzeminski said. "We started the second half with a great amount of intensity, which led to two more goals by Spencer Deevers. We were up 4-2 for the most of the second half, but on two occasions, we lost focus on the back door and Trinity tied it up at four with nine minutes left.
"I was far from disappointed, though. This team and the steps they are taking make me very, very happy. The boys work so hard and leave it all on the field. That is all you can ask for as a coach.
"These boys are on the right track. They are hungry and motivated to perform and change the face of boys soccer here in Streetsboro and I couldn't be more thrilled."
The Rockets were scheduled to entertain PTC County Division rival Woodridge Aug. 27. Results were not available at press time.
Streetsboro is set to visit County Division foe Southeast Aug. 29 before heading to Garrettsville for a County Division showdown with James A. Garfield Sept. 3. Both contests are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.