Vail Christian soccer edged in debut
NEW CASTLE, Colorado” Vail Christian girls soccer team had a solid outing in the first varsity game in school history Tuesday, losing at Coal Ridge, 2-0.
Given that the Titans are an established program which went 6-7-2 last season, Saints coach Barbara Wilson feels that her team has a foundation upon which to build.
“I was definitely pleased with what I saw,” she said. “It just helped to see what the compeition is like on a full field and realize what we have to work on.”
Since Coal Ridge finished fourth in 3A Slope, against whom the Saints will be playing most of their games this season as an independent, Tuesday’s showing was definitely a good sign.
The Titans got two goals early in the first half against the Saints, but Vail Christian’s defense settled for the rest of the day.
“I think they were more excited than nervous,” Wilson said. “After they scored two goals we worked on our marking and shut them down in the second half. It’s a big difference with 11 players on the field instead of playing 4-on-4 in the gym. It was just figuring out the spacing and figuring out how the defense is going to be.”
Vail Christian heads to Olathe Saturday for its second game.
Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 748-2934 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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