Battle of the backlines

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Liam Blaze (9) attempts to cross the ball into the box. No one was able to get a head to the ball.

Jovanni Alcantar

The boys JV soccer team tied against the William Henry Harrison High School Raiders on Sept. 19 at home. Lake Central had plenty of opportunities to try and score at least one goal in this game, as they had multiple shots in just the first half of the game.

“We have to work on our finishing. We had plenty of opportunities to put the ball in the back of the net and we weren’t able to today. We had 15 shots in the first half and about seven to eight in the second half. They were quality shots but we couldn’t put them in the back of the net and the game ended up finishing 0-0,” Coach Juan Zambrano said.

The team has a lot to be satisfied with right now despite not scoring a goal. The team’s backline had a strong performance by some of their upperclassmen.

“I think defensively one of our strengths is that we have three upperclassmen guiding our freshman on the field and that is one of the main things we try to do. We want be strong defensively and try to get in the attack from there,” Zambrano said.

The team was able to get a lot of shots on target because of how well they were able to move the ball around.

“We were all connecting so well out there we just have to finish better,” Adan Reyes (9) said.

Despite moving the ball around well they were not able to get the ball in the back of the net once. The ball movement is something they could build on for the future as finishing was a struggle for them.

“We weren’t able to put our shots in the goal, we did a lot of things really well just not the part that matters which is finishing,” Colton Dougherty (11) said.

The next game for the soccer team will be a DAC game against Valparaiso High School on Sept. 20 which will be an away game for the Indians.

“We have another tough challenge on our hands, we will be facing a very good Valpo team from what I understand,” Zambrano said.