Aurora -- A 1-0 loss to Cleveland Heights Beaumont may have been a back breaker for Jason Bibza and his Aurora High girls soccer squad, but the Greenmen don't have much time to figure things out.
Aurora, which has been ravaged this fall by injuries and illnesses, is continuing to have struggles on offense and scoring goals.
Bibza has seen his squad have issues with getting shots on goal and then finally, finishing and actually scoring in the nets in recent weeks.
The Lady Greenmen controlled much of the midfield action against visiting Beaumont (4-7-1) in a non-league daytime match Sept. 28, but could not finish as their record fell to 8-4-1 overall.
"We're having trouble putting the ball in the net," said the mentor, who has six varsity players out with injuries. But the veteran coach refuses to make excuses.
"Beaumont was a game we should have won 4-1, but we haven't been able to score and we're working on things to make us more dangerous," he said. "We controlled about 85-percent of the action, but couldn't score.
"I mean our record looks great, but we have had frustrating losses and we need to continue to work to get better. This was a game we should have won, but we are letting teams hang around."
Aurora, 3-0-1 in the Chagrin Valley Conference, has league games left against Perry on Oct. 3 and Kenston on Oct. 10.
In all, the Lady Greenmen will have four straight home games, including an Oct. 7 non-league clash against North Canton Hoover.
"We have to take another step as a team if we expect to win the CVC and do anything in the posts season," said the coach. "We need to take care of business."
With about 15 minutes left, Beaumont scored the game's only goal. The Blue Streaks had an interception and had a breakaway goal against junior goalkeeper Nicole Doyle.
"Our girls made one mistake, which I can live with normally, but with the way our offense has been, it makes it tough," said Bibza. "Our defense has done a great job limiting opponents."
On Sept. 26, Aurora won 2-0 at Orange (5-3-2) in a big league game as Doyle and the defense pitched a shutout. AHS managed to score twice, getting the ball past standout Orange keeper Rebecca Tenney.
Senior forward Kendall Trudick scored, as did senior midfielder Liz Domeck.