Mother Nature reared her head tonight and brought in cold temperatures, strong winds and even snow during pregame. None of that stopped the Panthers from coming out strong. While it was a scoreless first half, the Panthers defense was solid, allowing only one shot in the entire match. The Derby attack was also on point, putting thirteen shots on frame. The Panther’s pressure is where the game was changed. Derby kept most of the game in their attacking third, not allowing Salina South an opportunity to get out. This took a toll on the Salina defense Later in the match. The goals came late but in quick succession with two goals with under ten minutes to play.
The Panthers improve to 6-1(1-0) on the season and will play a pair of games next week, at Andover Monday and home for Hutchinson on Thursday.
Derby Scoring Summary
51’ – Faith Abou-Faisal
55’ – Jhani Brown