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CEDAR PARK — The Marble Falls High School boys soccer team made one key change during its 5-2 loss to Cedar Park High March 20.

The Timberwolves scored two goals in the first five minutes of the contest and added a third with 10 minutes remaining in the first half.

At halftime, Mustangs head coach Michael Nave said he told his players they were playing as individuals in a team sport, exerting much more energy than they needed to.

“We were playing as 11 individuals,” he said. “There was absolutely no communication, and we worked twice.”

And though Cedar Park took a 5-0 lead with 2:34 remaining in the game, the Mustangs’ offensive flow was much better, Nave said.

Marble Falls scored an unassisted goal from junior midfielder Danny Osornio and a goal from sophomore Asir Riojas, who was assisted by junior fullback Edgar Aguilar.

For the game, the two squads took a total of 13 shots.

The Mustangs had two on goals in the first half that went to five on goal in the second, meaning they took better attempts, Nave said.

“That says something about their fight, and it says they haven’t given up,” he said.

Marble Falls finishes the season against Leander Rouse 7:30 p.m. March 23 at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive.

Nave said he wants the Mustangs to keep their same work ethic and play hard.

jfierro@thepicayune.com