The boys soccer team fell to Mississinewa on Saturday 3-1 to drop to 4-5-2 on the season.
Spencer Blakely scored the lone goal with a header assisted by Quinten Howard. Charlie Cranston recorded 10 saves.
Coach Brad Batman remarked after the game, “Mississinewa came out fast and aggressive with their counter attacking. Their height and speed in the box created trouble for our defense. They had some great set pieces they were able to connect on.
“We did not come out 100%, although, we had good possessions and were creating opportunities. First half was competitive with Mississinewa getting the better end of the scoreboard. Second half, we got down on ourselves and the team became disconnected. We seemed disconnected in multiple phases of the game. Forwards couldn’t advance the ball. Midfield positioning was poor for defending their counter attacks. Defense appeared slow and struggled to match the intensity in the box. We have struggled to play team soccer on Saturday mornings this season.
“I’m confident the guys will bounce back after this loss. They were motivated to give a better team effort for Tuesday’s game at Wapahani. I’m going to introduce a slightly different system of play that will encourage a little more creativity and defensive midfield presence.”
The Bruins travel to Wapahani on Tuesday for a 5:00pm start.