Pates lose to Trojans
Freedom boys soccer coach Tyler Nolan saw more reacting than anticipation from his second-half Patriots in their 5-2 loss to Parkland last Friday afternoon at Freedom.
The Pates and the Trojans were even at halftime after Parkland made the first strike with a sixth- minute goal from Trevor Grice on an assist by Jack Maier, and eight minutes later, Freedom’s Dominik Roszkawski scored on an assist by Michael Deluhery.
But Parkland scored twice, early in the second half when, as Coach Nolan said, the Patriots suffered some breakdowns in those opening minutes.
Freedom junior Finn Aschenbrenner brought the Patriots back to within one goal on an assist by Roszkawski in the 49th minute. It was Aschenbrenner’s first of his varsity career.
“It was wide open space. Dom had a very nice turn and we practice it all the time, so I just had to put it away,” Aschenbrenner said. “I think it brought up the energy and it kind of put a fire under our butts to keep us going. Definitely I was very excited and my teammates were excited for me.”
So the Patriots were right back in it; that was until Ty Sosik’s header put the Trojans up by two goals again.
“I think our energy kind of went down,” said Aschenbrenner. “We were excited about the goal and then we didn’t get another one, so we were a little discouraged and the energy kind of dropped.”
Freedom goalie Micah Lawser made double-digit saves in the absence of starting keeper Tristan Willey, including five saves in the closing minutes.
“He did well. We didn’t do much for him defensively. We were a little bit all over the place,” Nolan said. “Parkland does a good job of overloading the side, making you shift out, so I was looking to rearrange them more, get some communication going. We were right back in it after Finn’s goal. It just, unfortunately, didn’t get us over the finish line.”
Liberty recently knocked off Stroudsburg 3-0.
The Hurricanes got goals from Josh Lee and Dylan Lewis, along with an own goal from the Mounties.
Brady Vaclavik and Tanner Horvath picked up assists in the victory.
All three Liberty goals came in the second half.
Liberty also fell to Allen, 3-2.
Allen had goals from Baraka Moize, Jose Barrios and Diego Severo. Assists came from Severo and Moize.
Liberty’s goals came from Kaique Costa Duarte who scored both. Josh Lee and Dylan Lewis had assists.
Allen’s Emiliano Gomez had 4 saves and Martin Severo saved 3. For Liberty, Johny Smith saved 6 and Owen Cassel 3.