HART — Nerves played a role in the Hart girls soccer team’s performance Thursday afternoon in the Pirates’ home and season opener against Reed City. Hart fell, 6-3.
With the Pirates showing a lot of nervous tension in the first 30 minutes of the contest, the Coyotes leaped on them for an early goal.
But, they came back, answering with a goal by Sandy Salgado six minutes later to knot it at 1-1. Salgado battled through a couple defenders after receiving a cross from Julia Greiner the first of her three goals on the night for a hat trick.
Reed City scored two more goals before the 20-minute mark against a still shaky Hart team.
Greiner picked up her first assist for the Pirates, though, putting a cross into Salgado who fired a shot between the keeper’s legs.
The Coyotes scored twice more before the half to take a 4-2 lead at the intermission.
Brooklyn Storms broke through the right flank and ripped a shot that bounced off the bottom of the cross bar, staying out of the net. Salagado was there to punch in the rebound for the final Hart goal.
Hart opens up West Michigan Conference action Wednesday against North Muskegon at 6:45 p.m.