Boys soccer suffers first defeat



Playing East, the defending City League champions on their own turf, head coach Curt Wullschleger knew his team was going to need to be efficient with the ball.

Despite creating multiple chances to score in each half, North fell just short, losing to the Blue Aces 1-0.

“East made it difficult to score because they were able to maintain possession through one and two touch passing, thus making it difficult to establish a rhythm and tempo of our own,” Wullschleger said.

After a scoreless first half, East score the lone goal with just over 33 minutes left in the second half.

North’s best chance to answer came on a corner kick with 12 minutes remaining. However, the header off the corner hit the post.

Wullschleger was still encouraged with his teams performance, knowing that East will visit North Oct. 8th.

“My takeaway is that in order to beat a team like East, the defending GWAL champions, we need to move the ball with fewer touches,” he said. “We are certainly capable of winning the next time we play them on October 8th at home.  It was an intense match that could have gone either way.  Hopefully we’ll come out victorious next time.  We will turn the page and get ready for West on Tuesday.”