Near Wins Frustrate Lady War Eagles

The Lady War Eagle soccer team is now 7-6-5 and 0-3-2 in district. Coach JC Collins expresses his opinion as to the team’s activity of late,  “It is very frustrating because we still have not played our best soccer and we continue to be inconsistent.”

Two Friday’s ago, Oak Ridge traveled to The Woodlands and gave them a great game but lost 2 to 1. Tk Keith scored with 10 minutes to go and the girls had other chances to get back in the game but just couldn’t find the back of the net.

Next up was an away tilt in Siberia where Oak Ridge only gave up three shots to Lufkin, of which all were re-starts, outshooting them 15-3, and still came up on the short end again, losing 2-0.

Coach Collins sorts through the chaos, “The bottom line is we are playing good soccer but just not finishing our chances and despite playing better on defense, we still have about one minute out of 80 of head scratching plays that cost us goals and games.”

Starting with Kingwood on Tuesday, Collins expects the team to begin creating more chances in hopes the Lady War Eagles fortunes are turned around. “I expect us to be the ones that finish opportunities and then get back into the district race, Collins said. “We can still make the playoffs, and the next two weeks are crucial for us.”

The March 1st game against Conroe will be youth soccer night at home as the team will honor last years 7th grade York team before the game. Collins likes the future of Lady War Eagle Soccer and believes these York athletes will have a huge impact next year.

The team needs three wins to get into the dance and they are due for a run. Coach Collins agrees, “Nadine Berns has been fantastic lately in the middle and getting Lauren Gelormini back from injury will help stablize the back. So hopefully here we go.”

The girls play at Kingwood on Tuesday night.

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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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