Cougar Booters Lose to Pirates in Close Game

Posted on September 23, 2011

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Croatan’s soccer team lost at home in a battle against Swansboro Pirates Saturday night.  The final score was 0-1.  Swansboro’s goal was scored in the second half around the twentieth minute on a breakaway.

Both teams played a good game.  Andrew Bunker feels that the game was “a well fought out victory” for Swansboro.  Croatan is growing as a team and is working on playing together better on the field.

“The Croatan soccer team does not have a constant weak or strong point on field, we just have circumstances in the game we need to work on, such as first touches on the ball, and moving off the ball in order to create space to use the width of the field,” said Andrew Bunker in a post game interview.  Swansboro simply took advantage of a mistake made by Croatan.  They were then able to capitalize on it with a goal.

Swansboro’s Jacob Lemasters said, “going into the game [he] had butterflies.”  The outcome of this game was to set the precedence for the rest of the season.  It was important to both teams to come out with a “W.”

The outcome of the game was not expected.  It was a disappointment to not only the players and coaches of Croatan but for the Cougar parents and fans as well.  Andrew Bunker said he “felt pretty confident in [his] teammates going into this game.”  Even though they didn’t come out with a win, he felt that “they did not let [him] down.”  The team hopes to seek revenge on the Pirates on October 5th at Swansboro at 6:30.

Reported by Rachel Brazda

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