BROWNSBURG - It was another frustrating loss for the Zionsville girls soccer team on Wednesday night.
The Lady Eagles controlled long portions of the game Wednesday at at Brownsburg, but were unable to capitalize on their chances and gave up a goal in the final five minutes to lost 1-0.
"I don't want to say disappointing, but the tough thing to deal with is that we played a really good game," Zionsville head coach Ramon Aguillon said. "We had a lot of chances in the first half, and probably should have put one or two away. Same with the second half. In games like this, or in the sectional, you have to put away your chances."
The Eagles dominated the first half, registering five shots on goal compared to none for the Bulldogs.
They also had three strong scoring chances in the second half, but were unable to get the final shot into the goal.
Aguillon said he is happy with the chances the Eagles are created, and they are just in a little scoring funk at the moment.
"It's just one of those things," Aguillon said. "Ideally we would have liked to finish the season on a strong note in terms of scoring, but it gives us a chance to refocus on that in training. We have a quick turnaround to get ready for the sectional."
The game seemed destined to be a 0-0 draw when the Bulldogs snatched away a win.
After Zionsville was called for a foul near the halfway line, a long ball bounced over the defense and Kylie Conrad was able to finish it to give the hosts the win.
The Eagles had two corner kicks in the final 45 seconds, but couldn't convert.
"We are going to work on set pieces in the next couple of days," Aguillon said. "In any tight game, corner kicks and free kicks are big chances. We have to work on making sure that we stay with our marks and follow the play through. We did a good job on nearly all of them today, but all it takes is one. Those are what make the difference."
The Eagles will open up sectional play against Westfield, a team they defeated earlier in the season 4-2.
Aguillon said heading into the sectional, that result doesn't matter and it's a clean slate for everyone.
"We did a really good job of utilizing our width and created scoring opportunities that way," Aguillon said. "We have to continue to do that, especially at Carmel, because it is a huge field. We have to make sure that defensively, we don't lose our shape because it would be easy to do on a big field."