Boys soccer falls short to Wadsworth

    Kaleidoscope eyes sparkle at the world but Kaleidoscope Park sparkles at the Wadsworth Grizzlies as they down the Bulldogs 4-3.

    Early on in the first half it looked as though the Bulldogs were in command. They were controlling the ball well, playing great defense and getting multiple chances at goals.

    Their first chance was a corner kick in the first half that was called back due to penalty. This would prove to be a trend throughout the game. With 20 minutes left in the first half, another goal was called back due to a penalty. These two goals would be costly as the Bulldogs would have won if they were not called back.

    Twenty-five minutes into the game, the Bulldogs finally prevailed as senior Damon Jones scored their first goal on a penalty kick. The Bulldogs found themselves on top but not for long. With ten minutes left Wadsworth tied up the game on a corner kick that would be the last goal of the half.

    Coach Kyle Kosmala had a talk with his team during halftime, “We have to do better, we have to go and get the stinking ball.”

    The back and forth affair continued with a goal from junior Hayden Baer with 35 minutes left in the final half. Wadsworth soon tied it up yet again with a goal of their own not seven minutes later. Just over one minute later, Wadsworth scored again, taking the first lead and never letting go of it.

     Baer said about their poor defensive play, “We had some issues with our formation tonight that led to some crucial mistakes.”

    It looked as though the Bulldogs could still prevail as Jones scored his second goal of the night with 12 minutes left in the game. However, ten seconds later Wadsworth took a 4-3 lead with another goal. This would prove to be the final score of the match as the Bulldogs fall to 2-2 on the year.

    James Jennings, senior said about the loss, “The goalkeeper is one of the most important positions on the field and part of the backbone of our defense. Our starting keeper, Nathan Harris, has been out for four games but will be ready to return against Jackson which will be a huge help to our team.”

    

    

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