Soccer teams learning as they go

CG-Belgium, Ozaukee still looking for first victory

IVAN GARCIA SCORED twice for Ozaukee against Howards Grove in a 12-2 soccer loss last Thursday. Photo by Sam Arendt
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MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

A back-and-forth contest and a 40-yard bomb ended in a draw for Cedar Grove-Belgium’s soccer team last Thursday.

The host Rockets and Sheboygan Falls tied, 4-4, moving the Rockets’ record to 0-1-1 on the season.

A 2-0 deficit was turned into a 3-2 lead, which evaporated into a 4-3 edge for the Falcons.

“Andrew Corgiat would level us at 4-4 with a 40-yard lofted shot over the outstretched arms of the Falls’ goalkeeper,” coach Elias Garza said.

Corgiat ended with two goals, Matthew Peterson had one and Ethan Wonser scored on a corner kick.

Garza praised Jeremy Garside and Aaron Veldhorst for strong defensive play, and Calvin Lutzke and Jake Weiland provided quality play in the middle third.

We created plenty on offense but cannot concede four goals and expect quality results,” he said.

“We were able to get everyone some playing time and work on their individual and collective play.”

The Rockets were scheduled to play at Kohler on Tuesday and host Roncalli at 6 p.m. Thursday. They play in a Wrightstown invite on Saturday.

Warriors focusing on fundamentals

Ozaukee’s soccer team got two goals from Ivan Garcia but lost, 12-2, to Howards Grove last Thursday.

The Tigers took a 5-0 halftime lead.

Garcia scored one goal on an assist from Brad Yanke, who crossed it to the middle inside the penalty box. Garcia finished it off from there.

“It was a combination play with those two that worked out very nice,” coach Ivan Garcia said.

His son’s second goal was unassisted. He dribbled the ball past several defenders from near midfield to inside eight yards.

“It was another game where we had young players and small guys, and (for many) their first time playing high school soccer,” coach Garcia said.

“Playing big boys from Howards Grove, I think it was a little intimidating for them to attack and fight for the ball. We weren’t playing aggressive at all.”

On Aug. 30, the Warriors lost, 8-0, at Oostburg. They hung tough for about 35 minutes before giving up a goal, and then the roof caved in.

“The boys got tired and we couldn’t keep up with them,” Garcia said.

He continues to teach the game to many of his new players.

“We’re working with the boys that don’t have the touches and experience yet, trying to get them to get the feel of the game,” he said.

The Warriors (0-3) were scheduled to host Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah on Tuesday, play at Kohler on Thursday, at a Kiel tournament on Saturday and host Central Wisconsin Christian at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18.

A Sept. 4 game at Stockbridge was canceled due to weather.

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