Park boys soccer: Wolfpack falls 2-0 to East Ridge
The Park boys soccer team dropped a pair of 2-0 games last week.
“We played a very good East Ridge team tight for the first 60 minutes and then we had a five minute letdown leading to two quick goals,” Park head coach Jason Arnebeck said.
Park (2-3; 0-1 SEC) nearly scored the first goal of the match against East Ridge (4-0; 1-0 SEC) on a nice combination play resulting in Peyton Boich finding the net on the weak side, but he was offside on the play.
Against Apple Valley, Park had firm control of the match for the first 60 minutes and earned a penalty kick in the 60th minute and couldn’t convert. Two minutes later the Eagles (1-3-1) put in two quick goals and broke Park’s spirit.
“We’re still maturing as a varsity team and have to work on being mentally tougher in the second half of matches,” Arnebeck said. “If we catch a bad break as a contest wears on, we have to recognize that we are doing many things well and need to continue to focus on our attention to detail for twenty more minutes. This is a very talented team with a lot of room for improvement and we are poised to surprise teams in the Suburban East this month.”
Park took on rival Woodbury (3-1; 1-0 SEC) on Tuesday after the Bulletin went to print. The Wolfpack welcomes Forest Lake (2-6; 0-1 SEC) to Cottage Grove on Thursday, Sept. 12.