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Webutuck boys soccer loses to Dover, ready to focus on ‘aggression’

WEBUTUCK — Learning from their mistakes and refining their techniques, the Webutuck boys varsity soccer team will be working hard to improve their game during the 2021-22 season.

The team recently competed against Dover High School in a home game held at 4:45 p.m. behind Webutuck Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 23.

Observing his players’ performance against the Dover Dragons, the coach for the Webutuck Warriors, Nicholas Barnes, noted there were a couple of times when the team wasn’t really “in the game.” 

There were also a few injured players on the bench and only one substitute who could fill in, he said. Nevertheless, Barnes said the Webutuck players didn’t give up.

By game’s end, Webutuck lost to Dover with a final score of 0-2. 

Both goals were scored by Dover in the game’s first half. The first goal was scored at the 7 minute mark and the second goal was scored with 30 seconds left in the first half.

“Dover played a very good game… and they deserved the goal big time, and it goes to show how much work we need to do in the future,” Barnes said.

Asked where he wants to see improvements made in his team’s performances, Barnes said, “I’d like us to control the ball much better, go in with more aggression and determination and work a little bit harder.”

— Kaitlin Lyle

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