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Cougar soccer suffers three losses

By Stephen Henderson
The Patrick County High School boys’ soccer team hosted three matches last week and lost all three matches.
Monday, the Cougars lost to Christiansburg 8-1.
Freshman Nate Scott made the lone goal for Patrick County.
At Tuesday’s match, freshman Burke Gonzalez scored the only goal in the 4-1 loss to George Washington of Danville.
The Cougars were shut out Thursday night 8-0 against Tunstall.
“We have been struggling in our mid field; we are looking to make some changes and see if we can’t spark our attack,” said Coach Oscar Tejeda.
“We made some line-up changes throughout the week, and we hope to improve,” he said. “We looked better against GW, but we still need to improve,” he said.
“We made many mistakes against Tunstall—I believe that they are not 8-0 better than us; we just lost focus on the simple stuff,” Tejeda said. “They beat us on the long ball—something we don’t see much of in our conference. We will learn to adjust to teams that just boot it down field and hope they score. That’s not our style.
“Tunstall is the first team to hold the Cougars without a goal this year,” Tejeda lamented.
“We hope to come off the break and have a change in momentum,” he said.
The Cougars play Cave Spring at home Monday, April 4, and at home on the Tuesday, April 5. The third home match of the week is Friday, April 8, against Magna Vista.

Cougar soccer players Gonzalo Vargas (#5), Jesus Olivares (#11) and Logan Dalton (#9) attempt to block a shot on goal in last week’s soccer match against Christiansburg.
Cougar soccer players Gonzalo Vargas (#5), Jesus Olivares (#11) and Logan Dalton (#9) attempt to block a shot on goal in last week’s soccer match against Christiansburg.
Bailey Holt (#8) and William Morris (left) assist goalie Efren Huerta in stopping a shot on goal by Christiansburg last Monday.
Bailey Holt (#8) and William Morris (left) assist goalie Efren Huerta in stopping a shot on goal by Christiansburg last Monday.
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