Elmira squeaks out 2-1 win on Huskies’ soccer field

The high school boys soccer team lost 2-1 to Elmira at home on Sept. 22.

“We lost,” Coach Al Grove said. “We shouldn’t have, but we did. They had an early goal. They got behind our defense and scored. That was one of the only times they got out there.”

“We came back and scored early in the second half,” Grove said

After trailing 1-0 through halftime, the Isaiah Blake drove a shot in. Later, Elmira took a penalty shot on goal.

Goalie Dakota Snow stopped it, but the ref said he moved off the line, allowing Elmira to take a second penalty kick, Grove said. The second shot went into the net to give Elmira the lead.

The Huskies controlled the game and the shots, he said, but they didn’t control the scoreboard.

The Huskies probably had four or five times as many shots as Elmira, generally dominating the play, Grove said. A number of shots from the Huskies bounced off the posts.

Elmira has a good goalie, Grove said, and the Huskies didn’t put the ball low to the side against him.

“I thought we did a good job,” Grove said. “We passed the ball well. We just needed to get it between the posts.”

The Huskies start league play at home on Monday against Newport and travel to Central on Oct. 8. They were scheduled to play their final nonleague game Tuesday at home against Lebanon.

They hold a 1-3 record.