Soccer - Boys Junior Varsity
|Date:||November 6, 2013|
It's been evident from day one that this team is capable of great soccer. Our execution, however, hasn't always been consistent. As the days get shorter and the weather colder, it can be challenging to stay focused on the final games of the season. It looked like this might be the case in the first 30 minutes of our match against Avon on Wednesday. We were slow challenging for 50-50 balls, hesitant to hit passes with conviction, and reacted to plays as opposed to anticipating them. Because of this Avon was able to string together some great combination plays through our midfield and down the flanks. One of these plays resulted in a goal. Whether that was the impetus we needed or not, the Bears found a new gear with ten minutes remaining in the half and began to pressure Avon more effectively as an entire team. Midfielder Pete Warsinske '14 played a great ball to wingback Henry Manley '15 who made a good run down the wing. He dumped it off to winger Rawson Clough '17 who was able to unleash a good cross just out of striker Juan Cedeno's 17 reach. Second's later striker Chris Zaffanella '15 anticipated a long ball and had a one-on-one with the keeper but Avon's goalie did a good job closing down the angles and grabbing the ball from Chris's feet. The Bears entered half time down 1-0 but with some momentum.