9/2/2013 3:46:00 PM One match, one
win for boys soccer
After less than two weeks to practice and gel as a new team, the boys soccer team left Cannon Falls Thursday night as victors with a 6-0 win in tow.
The field conditions in Cannon Falls were less than ideal for the type of game the Bears hoped to play. "Our focus was to possess the ball and move off the ball the entire game.
When the ball bounces on the field like it's a parking lot, that doesn't help," said head coach Tony Benson.
After a while the boys settled in and were able to establish some possession and dominated play the rest of the game.
The first goal came off the head of senior forward Austin Robertson, assisted by a throw in from Nick Sigrist. Despite maintaining control of the ball and dictating play, the Bears were only up 2-0 at half.
In the second half, the boys found their one-touch passing and their runs and quickly took command of the game. Without notice, the score had elevated to 6-0. Additional goals were scored by Mitchell Forrest Enerson (2), Robertson scored another, Chunk Vespestad, and Tommy (41) Jensen. Sigrist tallied another assist in the second half along with Connor Forrest and Tyler Coble.
Nate Levy had the shutout stopping all three of Cannon Falls shots.
"There were definitely some first game jitters, and it showed especially in the first half. Guys played with their heads down and took way too many touches on the ball. Once we work out some of these issues and we get some more games under our belt, we should be moving in the right direction."
Looking ahead, the boys play two homes games against Lake City and Albert Lea.