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The Eagles’ boys soccer team opened the 2010 season with two losses in Fort Frances on May 5.
The team took on the Fort Frances Muskies in their first match of the year, falling 2-1.
Coach Connor Doherty says a big key to their success will be finishing up front.
“We need to move more balls into the penalty area, more though balls and crosses to create more chances for the strikers.”
Daniel Arndt earned the lone goal for the Eagles but a penalty shot awarded to the Muskies made it a 2-1 game.
The boys hit the field again for their second match of the season against the Beaver Brae Broncos, where they fell 3-1.
Grant Valiquette put the Eagles on the score board but it wasn’t enough to keep the Broncos at bay as they scored three times for the win.
Doherty says although the team lost, the score doesn’t reflect the flow of the game.
“We are not a 1-5 team. Our record is not indicative of how we play. We’ve been the best team in every game but we just didn’t get the result we wanted.”
The team also participated in a high school tournament in Kenora over the weekend, earning a win and three losses.
Doherty adds that again, the Eagles dominated the play but was unable to finish and as a result, didn’t see the scores they wanted to.
The boys are back in action in Dryden on May 12 against the Muskies and the Broncos for round two of the NorWOSSA season.
Results of the May 12 matches were unavailable at press time. Check www.drydenobserver.ca for updates and next week’s print edition of The Dryden Observer for full details and photos.