POWHATAN - Key defender Emily Matthews was sidelined from Powhatan High School's home field due to injury, putting the Indians at 5 injured players as visiting Monticello on Thursday won 5-0.
Katie McCarthy, who has played in goal this season along with fellow senior Jennah Jarosinski, also did not play. Additionally, the Indians are missing Savannah Wood, Keeley Lamm and Sarah McFadden from the field.
Despite the loss, sophomore defender Sarah Amiss, who has been key for the Indians after getting moved from JV, said: "I thought we finished out strong and that, in the end, we played our hardest to the final minute."
Head coach Jared Rottmund added that they switched from a 4-4-2 formation back to a 4-3-3, and Amiss added: "I thought that worked well."
Kayla Burton and Ariana Hernandez each scored 2 goals for the Mustangs while Kaitlyn Craddock chipped in 1.
Powhatan Girls Soccer will look to bounce back this coming week with a road match at Albemarle on May 13 and its regular season home finale on May 16 against Orange County at 7 p.m. In that game, the Indians will bid farewell to celebrate the contributions of 9 of their seniors on Senior Night.