Boys JV/Varsity Soccer
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Sep 29, 2020
- MILLIONAIRES: 0
SELINSGROVE AREA HS: 3
Williamsport Soccer Complex - After going toe to toe with Lewisburg, the Williamsport Millionaires knew they couldn't take a step back. Even though they lost to Lewisburg, the Millionaire coaches were hoping to use the great effort they had over the weekend and continue that into today's contest. "Selinsgrove has a loaded lineup this year as well, so I knew that the guys would have to bring the same intensity to this game," noted coach Kaar. He continued, "Our guys didn't have the energy from the start - I didn't have them ready."
It was evident that in the pouring rain, Williamsport struggled to generate the offensive production needed to threaten the Seals' keeper. Selinsgrove got on the board midway through the first half on a rebounded ball that was originally headed out by the defensive unit of Williamsport, but not out of danger. The Millionaires tried to work the pitch, but labored to use the width to their advantage. "We were too direct in our attack today; we didn't utilize the width or the pitch as we have in past games," Kaar mentioned after the game. Down by a goal with less than five minutes to play in the half, Selinsgrove was pressing Williamsport's back line and keeper, but nothing would have stopped the Seals' second goal. "The kid hits a screamer from outside the corner of the eighteen that hit inside the far post, upper ninety. Our outside middie had pressure on their man - it was just a nice goal," recalled Kaar. Going into the break, the Millionaires were down by two goals.
Coach Kaar said, "We mentioned at the break how it was critical for us to utilize the width more frequently in order to find success moving forward. I mentioned to the guys how important it was for them to communicate effectively with one another and play as a team." Williamsport had one of its best moments when freshman Angelo Casas had a one versus one, but Angelo's shot was tipped over the crossbar by the outstretched fingertips of the Seals' keeper.
Inside ten minutes to go in the game, Williamsport gained some momentum and began finding space in their offensive third of the pitch, but it was Selinsgrove who buried a third goal to thwart any thoughts of a comeback and put the game out of reach.
The Millionaires are back in action on Thursday when they travel to Middleburg to test their skills against the Mustangs from Midd-West high school.