New Boston blanks Flyers
How you start does matter.
Struggling throughout the first half, the St. Joseph Flyers fell behind and never recovered as they lost 3-0 to the New Boston Tigers on Thursday.
“We played passively in the first period and got away from the fundamentals of passing and moving,” said Flyers’ coach Tim Hopkins. “Our team defense improved in the second period, but we just couldn’t find the net.”
New Boston got two goals from Matt Mohr and Shane Buckley scored a third goal to make it 3-0 at the half.
The Flyers held the Tigers scoreless in the second half but were unable to score.
“The evening’s focus was to celebrate the careers of our seniors — Tanner Carte, Haley Glockner, Glennie Hopkins, Eli Lewis, Justin Mahlmeister and Nick Roach,” said coach Hopkins.
“Tanner and Eli moved to new positions this year and provided senior leadership in the midfield and defense. Nick contributed very solid play in the midfield his entire career. Haley and Glennie returned to soccer this season and played like they were never gone. Justin is an excellent keeper both physically and tactically. They can be very proud of their four winning seasons.”
The two teams meet at 5 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph in the Division III sectional tournament.
St. Joseph 0 0 = 0
New Boston 3 0 = 3
NB — Matt Mohr 12 yards 16:26
NB — Matt Mohr 14 yards 35:20
NB — Shane Buckley 8 yards 37:50
Shots on Goal: St. Joseph 7, New Boston 13
Goalkeeper Saves: St. Joseph 12 (Justin Mahlmeister), New Boston 6 (Brendan Herrforth)
Corner Kicks: St. Joseph 4, New Boston 11
Direct Kicks: St. Joseph 6, New Boston 10