Wednesday, September 21, 2005
MOSES LAKE - The Sunnyside Christian Knights boys soccer team played its league opener last night against Moses Lake Christian, losing 7-0 and dropping their second game in as many tries.
On a beautiful afternoon with sunshine and excellent field conditions, the Knights battled to a 0-0 draw in the first half.
"It was a good game in the first half," Sunnyside Christian High Coach Russ Smies said.
We were moving the ball well in the first half and looked real good, Smies said.
The defense allowed a few shots on goal but goalie John Bosma denied all of them.
"Moses Lake got off a few shots in the first half but nothing to make me nervous," Smies said. "We felt really good going into halftime and that could've been a problem."
In the second half Moses Lake Christian turned up the heat and just outgunned the Knights in shots on goal.
"It looked like they had sharpshooters out there," Smies said. "They were coming fast and furious and every time I turned around, it seemed the ball was in the net."
Four players scored all seven goals and they really spread it out, he said.
After the blitzkrieg was over the Knights tried to mount a counter attack but couldn't.
Center mid-fielder Justin Burgers played great in the second half, Smies said. Our guys were getting pretty tired but Justin never gave up and played hard, he added.
Smies said the Knights need more offense and can't let the ball get that close to the net for their next game.
The Knights are now 2-2-1 and head to Spokane on Friday to play Valley Christian.