Boys Varsity Soccer
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Sep 10, 2021
- TIGERS: 2
CAPAC HIGH SCHOOL: 1
On a beautiful fall afternoon with temperatures around 70F, the Caro Tigers were hosting the team from CAPAC for the first time this season for their first face off.
The coach has worked on play making sessions and passing combinations during practices this week and was hoping it would capitalize with a good game today.
First half started with the Tigers setting the tone and trying to find weaknesses and lacks at their opponents. Unfortunately, an unmarked player had time to take a shot towards the Caro zone with Sophomore goaltender Logan McGarry making a spectacular dive to deflect the ball which still made it in the net to give the visitors the 1-0 lead. The coach warned the defense again and again not to let the opponents shoot with even challenging the ball to block or deflect the shot to protect their goalie.
For about 15 minutes, the hosts were controlling the game and creating numerous chances but could not nail the ball in the net for the equalizer. Finally, right winger and Junior Brady Rigg delivered again a high quality golden cross to find Captain and Junior Marik Phillips who headed the ball for the equalizer (1-1) after moving up from his center midfield position.
Many opportunities were created and missed by various forward players from CARO but the coach was pleased with the performance his team demonstrated during the first half. The speech was encouraging to stimulate the players to find that play breaker to win the game.
Second half was in favor of the hosts since the sun was in the CAPAC vision and the coach recommended to take shots at the goalie's zone. About 7 clear chances to score were missed by the Tigers and patience is running out at the bench. With only 15 minutes left to the game, Junior and right winger Rigg received a pass from Captain and Junior Phillips and delivered a shot from the right side which surprised the CAPAC goalie when the ball went above his head into the net. This was the moment the Tigers have been waiting for to take the 2-1 lead and control the game and secure the win. Fair enough, despite some scary attempts from the visitors to equalize the scoreboard, the CARO defense contained the opponents and made sure the score stayed untouched. The Tigers are 2-4-2 in the season.
The game MVP award was presented to both Juniors Brady Rigg and Captain Marik Phillips as they played an amazing game and each scored 1 goal assisted by each other. Phillips controlled the midfield while Rigg delivered numerous quality crosses for his teammates.
Next home game will be next Tuesday September 14 hosting the Lakers at 5:30 pm.