By Stephen Henderson\r\nIt was a tough week for the men\u2019s soccer team at Patrick County High School last week when they lost two matches. Tuesday they lost to Bassett 7-1. Thursday they lost to George Washington of Danville 6-1.\r\nThe Cougars started off Tuesday\u2019s match with a 1-0 lead. The goal was scored by Jordan Dalton on a breakaway. Patrick County struggled to maintain possession and control of the middle of the field against the Bengals.\r\n\u201cBassett scored three goals on some bloopers before the half was over They made some lucky shots that found the back of the net,\u201d Coach Oscar Tejeda said. \u201cIn the second half, we just couldn\u2019t get going,\u201d he said.\r\n\u201cWe are facing some illnesses and injuries on the team, and we are trying to make adjustments and pull up some of our junior varsity players to fill in,\u201d Tejeda added.\r\nIn Thursday\u2019s game against George Washington of Danville, Gonzalo Vargas scored for the Cougars.\r\n\u201cThe team is still struggling to adapt to the aggressiveness this sport can be,\u201d Tejeda said. \u201cI believe we are better than what our outcomes have been. I know this team can score goals; we have the players that can shoot well and finish, we just have to move as a unit and play more as a team.\r\n\u201cWe will continue to fight and work hard to build this program,\u201d Tejeda said. \u201cThis is what a lot of coaches would call a rebuild year\u2014I\u2019m not. I believe in my guys and we will be competitive. We just have to get healthy and be more disciplined.\u201d\r\nThe Cougars hosted Christiansburg Monday, George Washington of Danville Tuesday, and will host Tunstall Thursday night with the match starting at 7:30 p.m.\r\n\u201cWe have a good stretch of home games this week, and we hope to improve game to game,\u201d Tejeda said.