Fall sports are now entering the heart of the season, and the South Soccer team has found themselves having a rockier start to their season than they expected.
After 5-3-1 start to their season, the Soccer team went on the road to take on Liberty North on September 13. After regulation the teams were tied 2-2, and a fruitless extra time forced penalties.
South ended up losing in ninth round of penalties, with a score of 7-8. This would prove to be a tough loss that would push their record to 5-4-1. The team saw plenty of opportunities for improvement afterwards, and the main theme was defense.
“Our defense made bad mistakes in both the goals given up,” said Mark Allred, junior.
He wasn’t alone in his assessment either.
“Liberty North had a couple of fast kids who really challenged us in the back,” said Ty Rouse, sophomore.
However, not all comments were negative, and South players are hopeful about the rest of the season.
“We’ve been getting progressively better as a team, we just need to keep training hard with the help from team leaders,” said Rouse. “We just need a spark or something to get us to where we should be.”
Allred also stressed that training will lead to more success.
“We need to focus more on training and putting away our chances in games when we get them,” said Allred.
With a positive record, a continually improving team, and a lot of the season left to go, South’s Boys soccer team will be one to watch.