Boys soccer falls short 2–1 to QO

By Michael Gorman

The boys soccer team dropped to 1-3 on Tuesday night, following a disappointing 2–1 loss to the Quince Orchard Cougars. The Cougars’ pace on offense helped them overcome a strong Viking defense.

 Midfielder Suraphael Mbonisi directs play, preparing for another one of his accurate passes. Photo by Michelle Jarcho.

Midfielder Suraphael Mbonisi directs play, preparing for another one of his accurate passes. Photo by Michelle Jarcho.

During his postgame speech to the team, coach Dave Greene put the blame on himself.

“Right now, you guys just aren’t a very well-coached team,” Greene said. “I need to figure out some way to manage you guys better and improve the product on the field.”

The players were once again mostly happy with how they played, but understand there is work to be done.

“We thought that was a good fight,” forward Evan Goldsholle said. “We believed we deserved to win that game. Going forward we’re just going to have to keep playing hard and the results will come.”

The Vikes offense once again had trouble finishing, but there was no shortage of opportunity.

Forward Daniel Kjartansson nearly had two goals in the final fifteen minutes, hitting the crossbar on both a shot from 30 yards out and a short free kick.Kjartansson also delivered two crosses off set pieces that nearly scored.

A bright spot in the game came from forward Adam Deutchman, who scored a wonder of a goal on a volley in the first half.

“The game went well even though we lost,” Deutchman said. “The midfield played well and our attacking three had plenty of opportunities, but we just couldn’t finish. Next game we will eliminate the stupid mistakes and not let up early goals.”

The Vikes face the 3–0 B-CC Barons next Tuesday at 7:15.