To say Class 4A third-ranked Dutch Fork is mired in a girls soccer slump might be a bit of an overstatement. But there is no question that the Silver Foxes have hit a few bumps in the road of late.
After getting off to a 14-0 and winning the first Hungry Howie’s tournament title at Irmo, DF has dropped two of its last three outings, and needed a PK shootout sessions to get the one win in the span.
Monday, surging Spring Valley handed the Silver Foxes a 2-1 setback thanks to two goals by Janna Komorowski and solid defensive work in front of keeper Amy Kolowsky, who hasn’t allowed more than two goals in any match since a 3-1 loss to Irmo in the Ashley Dent Memorial Game on March 10. The Vikings are 7-1-2 in their last 10 matches, and tie for first place in Region 4-4A with Ridge View with three region rounds to go.
Komorowski has been hot recently with five goals in the last six matches. She has six goals on the season, two behind team leader Molly Davis’ eight tallies.
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Dutch Fork, now 15-2 overall, saw its two-game lead in Region 5-4A cut in half in a 1-0 road loss to unranked North Augusta late last week. The Silver Foxes have four region matches left, including a date with second-place Irmo in the regular-season finale on May 7.