After making light work in the first two weeks of the season, Perry has been looking for that magic touch since losing Natalie Martinez for some time with a rib injury. With ADM rolling into town for a 4-0 win, the Jayettes continued their fall to 4-7 on the season.
The Tigers got off to a roaring start, scoring in the first six minutes. Evidently, that was all that was needed as all eight of the Bluejays’ shots went to the wayside. But ADM continued its attack, scoring twice more in the half and did not let up in the back end, completing the Tigers’ route 4-0 in the 53rd minute.
Overall, the night took Perry head coach Gilmmar Guerra by surprise looking at the potential his roster had against the Tigers. He said he felt his girls played well — despite the loss — against Gilbert which beat ADM earlier, but the transitive property just didn’t equate with too much speed on ADM’s depth chart. That ultimately came down to a mismatch Perry couldn’t outsmart without the same quickness.
Adding to injury, Guerra said that Martinez reinjured the same rib and is not at 100 percent, leading to concern heading into a four-game road trip ahead to close out the regular season. With only five games remaining, Perry’s window to climb back above .500 is closing with each day but remain confident this is just a short-lived phase.
The Bluejays will next head on the road to Carroll on Thursday, May 9. Both teams are looking to end their losing streak as the Carroll has not scored in its last five games, standing at 2-9 overall.