The SoBoCo soccer team had out-classed its opponents up to last weekend, but also been the beneficiary of some looking after by the soccer Gods.
Life is good when things are going your way.
However, on Friday the Eagles ran into perhaps the state’s best team in John Burroughs – and nothing seemed to go right.
The Bombers got two first half goals and one in the second half to blank the Eagles 3-0, handing them their first loss of the season.
“It wasn’t just that they were the better team – and they are a better team than us,” said Eagles coach Chris Miller, “but they way they scored their goals was…not like us.”
The Bombers got their first goal five minutes into the game when a ball was not cleared in front of the Eagles goal and an offensive player got a half-volley shot – that deflected off of an Eagles defender and into the net.
“It looked like it was going either over the bar or right at Hugh,” Miller said, “but it hit someone and went in.”
As the Eagles began to play better and gave themselves a few opportunities, John Burroughs scored again – just before half.
“Hugh (goalkeeper Keene) just overran a ball that he just dropped and it went in the goal,” Miller described the play. “We haven’t had a goal against us like that in a long time. We had weathered the storm it seemed – and that changed the game at halftime.”
~ There’s more on this story in today’s Journal ~