MARBLE FALLS — Going into the contest against Austin Crockett on Jan. 29, Marble Falls High School boys soccer coach Michael Nave was concerned about the Mustangs’ lack of offense.
But against the Cougars, Marble Falls was on goal.
They scored two goals in the first half and responded with two more goals after the Cougars cut the deficit to one early in the second half.
“We scored in some different ways,” Nave said. “We’ve been working on diagonal balls into the final third.”
The Mustangs spent time during their Jan. 28 practice working on those offensive pieces, the coach said.
“I think the kids saw what it could do in practice, and now they’ve seen it in a game, so I think they’ll continue to work on it,” he said. “Hopefully, this will help us be a little bit more consistent with goals scoring.”
While he is glad to get the eighth win of the season, Nave said he is happy to see the Mustangs be consistent in their play.
“The second half began about as poorly as it could for us,” he said. “And we were a little rattled for a minute or two, but we didn’t panic, and I think it said a lot about the team right there. … We settled down and took control of the game back, so I think that says a lot about their mental toughness and mental focus. It’s not a team that panics.”
ON OFFENSE: Goals – Asir Riojas assisted by Uriel Solorzano (32:55 first half), Misael Garcia assisted by Danny Osornio (22:43 first half), Danny Osornio assisted by Uriel Solorzano (34:37 second half), Dago Galvan unassisted (25:39 first half)
RECORDS: Marble Falls is 8-3-1 overall.
UP NEXT: Marble Falls vs. Fredericksburg, 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls