Mistakes Thwart Young Lady War Eagles

The Lady War Eagles soccer team lost to Conroe at Conroe Saturday, 2-0.

Oak Ridge had possession of the ball more than Conroe, and it could be safely stated they outplayed the Lady Tigers. However, the game is won by the team who is more productive when in possession of the ball regardless of actual time of possession. It also helps to make less mistakes.

Coach Collins describes some of the action, “At the end of the first half they had a restart off of a foul with two minutes left and they served it into our back line. Our centerback misjudged it a bit and it went off her head towards our goal. Our keeper, Laurin Engle hesitated coming out and one of the Conroe players (Jordan Partain) beat her to the ball and headed it over her into the net.”

Oak Ridge tried to come back in the second half but the Lady Tigers scored again as a result of an Oak Ridge mis-hit on a goal kick which went right to a Conroe forward who then beat the Lady War Eagle’s centerback who tried to make a diving defensive stop for naught as the ball found the back of the War Eagle’s goal.

Oak Ridge’s Jade Sorenson had a breakaway with twenty minutes left but the Conroe keeper came out and made a great save. The Lady War Eagles had some other attempts on goal but could never connect and get back in the game.

Nadine Berns had four nice shots on goal in the first half but the Conroe keeper was ON this day.

Coach Collins likes his team’s chances the rest of the way, “We are a pretty young team so I expect us to have ups and downs all season. We will look to bounce back from this Tuesday at home against Atascocita.”

From what it looks like so far, seeing that Oak Ridge is a young team they will make their fair share of mistakes. If they can minimize these mistakes, this Conroe game is the kind of game that should at least end in a tie, if not a win for the Lady War Eagles.

Comments to Doug Sarant at Doug@oakridgenow.com.

Doug Sarant, Oak Ridge Now

Born and raised in New England, Doug promises he got to Texas as fast as he could. He earned the much needed "piece of paper" from Sam Houston State, proving to himself he could start and finish something. Doug's interests include coaching and playing any sport and still plays lacrosse competitively. He also enjoys going to dinner theaters, though he complains there just aren't enough of them in the area. Doug was brought up in a cultured environment, having suffered through dozens of symphonies and operas with his way too over-educated mother. At the end of the day, Doug is just a dad and husband and claims to be good at both.

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