The Lady Hurricane softball team hit rough water in Thursday's 18-13 loss to Miami Christian, with pitching a primary concern.
Injuries have depleted the Coral Shores High mound staff with the team trying to rebuild after not playing the 2013 season.
But the Canes (1-1) did see a bright spot when freshman Jesse Goodwin homered in the second inning, and pitched most of the game in relief of injured starter Melissa Helphrey.
"We've had three injuries in the past week so the girls' morale was lacking, but they still were able to keep a game going," head coach Alena McNew said. "I was very proud of how my players stayed with it."
Results from a Tuesday trip to Archbishop Carroll were pending at press time.
The Canes, mixing in some junior-varsity opponents, play a 4 p.m. Thursday home game against Pine Crest before a Feb. 25 home game against the Key West JV.
In other Coral Shores sports this week:
- The Hurricane boys lacrosse team plays its home opener at 7 p.m. Friday against Belen Jesuit, following a 5 p.m. JV game. Results from Tuesday's season opener at Columbus of Miami were pending at press time.
- Coral Shores' baseball team travels to Palmer Trinity on Friday, then hits the road to Ransom Everglades on Feb. 25. Results from Tuesday's home game against Keys Gate Charter were pending at press time.
- The Cane tennis teams play at St. Brendan today, then play Key West High at home in Tavernier at 2 p.m. Friday.
- Hurricane track-and-field athletes host their first meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday against Archbishop Carroll.