12/9/2012 6:01:00 AM Coconino kickers blank Kingman High, 1-0
Kingman High’s Darian Kamin (left) tries to fend off a Flagstaff Coconino defender during the first half of the Bulldogs’ 1-0 loss Friday afternoon at the Mohave County Tournament in Bullhead City. KHS closed out the tournament on Saturday.
Bret Sipe's penalty kick in the 12th minute was the closest the Kingman Bulldogs would come to scoring against Flagstaff Coconino Friday afternoon.
Sipe missed but he was allowed to kick again after a Coconino player entered the penalty area. His second shot hit the crossbar in an afternoon of missed opportunities for the Bulldogs in their 1-0 loss to Coconino.
"We played really good, I think that was some of the best we played. We just couldn't finish," said KHS coach Kevin Wilkerson. "We had a lot of shot opportunities, especially in the first half, we just couldn't get the ball in the net."
The Panthers scored their lone goal in the 35th minute as KHS (2-4) was looking to get the best of Coconino for the second time in a week. The Bulldogs beat the Panthers 2-1 in overtime on Tuesday.
"We just beat this team and I thought we could do it again," Wilkerson said. "They are a good team."
KHS picked up their second win earlier in the day with a 3-0 win over River Valley. KHS dropped its opening game of the tournament Thursday with a 3-1 loss to host Bullhead City Mohave.
KHS will have its last match before the holiday break when the Bulldogs host Prescott Thursday. Kingman High will return Jan. 3 with a match in Prescott.