Truman was its own worst enemy Thursday night.

Truman was its own worst enemy Thursday night.

Trying to defend Park Hill’s attack, junior defender Chrystal Schroeder got a head on a shot, sending it back to junior keeper Ajia Meyer. The slick, wet ball slipped through Meyer’s gloves and dribbled into Truman’s goal for an own-goal in the 54th minute in a 1-0 loss to the Trojans.

Park Hill junior Shelby Blanchard was credited with the goal.

“That stuff happens,” Truman coach Jared Byrne said.

It was the second time this week the Truman girls soccer team dropped a heartbreaking 1-0 loss.

Truman also lost to Blue Springs 1-0 Tuesday.

“It’s just been unfortunate,” Byrne said. “(It’s) kind of been like that all season. We’ve just not created enough offensive chances.”

Truman had one shot on goal to Park Hill’s five.

“It was just kind of a tough game a little bit,” Meyer said. “I think we had a lot of chances that we didn’t really go for.”

“We really are playing really strong defense,” Byrne said. “(We’re) trying to give ourselves a chance to at least be in it at the end. We’ve been in every game we’ve played in.”

Sophomore midfielder Sydney Hultz led the attack for Park Hill with some dynamic strikes, but only Blanchard’s shot found paydirt.

“I think we did a good job all game of limiting their chances,” Byrne said.

Meyer has been solid in goal since taking over for an injured Maya Coen.

“Ajia’s played great,” Byrne said. “I don’t think she’s ever played goalie. Her athleticism is really fun.”

Meyer said it’s been a quick learning curve.

“I’ve learned a lot since the first game,” Meyer said.