The Neepawa Storm women's soccer club is continuing its strong play after splitting its two games last week, both against the Brandon Cobras.
Last Tuesday in Neepawa, the Storm and Cobras engaged in an exchange of opportunities throughout the first half, but it was Brandon who was able to take advantage of their chances to go up 2-0 by the time the ref's whistle signaled half-time 45 minutes in.
Shortly into the second half, Neepawa's Jessica Fenty put away a penalty kick after a Brandon defender used her hands in the 18-yard area.
A few minutes later, Brittany Marshall scored from about 25 yards out as she rifled a shot on net from a free kick opportunity after she was knocked to the ground moments earlier.
The comeback ended there though unfortunately, as the Cobras responded with about 15 minutes left to regain a lead.
In the closing minutes, two Neepawa shots hit crossbars but none were able to find their way into the goal, leaving the home team with a 3-2 loss.
In the rubber match Thursday night in Shilo, Neepawa was gunning for their first win in what is already the team's third game against the Cobras this season.
The Storm's Christie Bohn was the only player able to ripple the net in the game, giving Neepawa a 1-0 win and a little revenge for their loss only two days earlier. Siara Wareham earned the shutout in net for the Storm.
"We've had some pretty exciting, back-and-forth games against the Cobras this year and it was great to finally see us on the winning side of the scoresheet against them," Storm coach Kaiten Critchlow said.
"Hopefully we'll be able to keep this momentum going into next week's match."
Last night (Tuesday) Neepawa hosted the Brandon Snipers, and the team has a bye night scheduled for Thursday evening.