Thursday, August 29, 2013
MA soccer squad falls to Lady Colts
By BARRY BURLESON
It was a disappointing day for the Marshall Academy soccer team Monday, Aug. 19, at home.
The Lady Patriots lost 3-0 to Bayou Academy.
“To be honest, I was not expecting this today,” coach Lance McGregor said. “It’s a team we should beat and a game we know we should have won.
“We realize that having a young team we were going to hit some bumps in the road but I was not expecting to fall off a cliff. We are a much better team then we showed in this game, but we have to keep our confidence up and learn from it.”
He said his Lady Pats controlled the ball for a good portion of the game but could not finish when they had scoring opportunities.
All three of the Lady Colts’ goals came in the second half.
“They scored the first two because we let them spread us on defense and they were able to get inside position a couple of times,” McGregor said. “We just have to be smarter than that. It’s something we talk about all the time. Their third goal was because we were in desperation mode and pulled a defender to support the attack.”
He said the visiting squad just wanted it more.
“We didn’t do a great job communicating and we didn’t stay spread on the offensive end and oftentimes we got in each other’s way,” the coach said.
MA (1-6) has three more home dates coming up – Wednesday, Aug. 28, versus Indianola at 5:30 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 2, versus Kirk at 5; and Wednesday, Sept. 4, versus Lee at 5:30.
“I still believe in this team, but we do have our backs against the wall now,” McGregor said. “We have to bounce back.”
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