JV soccer showing progress

Published 2:25 pm Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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Davie JV soccer coach Williams Boswell figures Reagan’s 5-0 win over Davie – the spread was 9-0 in the first meeting – was an unsatisfying margin for the Raiders, which means it was a pretty strong effort by the underdog War Eagles (1-8).

“Although we had higher hopes, we were more pleased with the outcome than Reagan likely was,” Boswell said after the road game on April 26. “After a 9-0 skunk at Davie, I am sure Reagan expected the same at home.”

Davie actually had itself to blame for a 3-0 halftime hole.

“We really felt we should have been in a better position at the half,” Boswell said. “The pace of the game was very manageable. We were not being outplayed or forced to chase down attackers time and time again. I was quite satisfied that the girls kept the play in front of them.”

Stella Frye led numerous attacks. Fuller Kate Holt had a near-miss off a rebound.

“Stella made plays into space down the left side, but those attacks never evolved into clear opportunities in front of the goal,” he said. “Reagan’s central defense played a very disciplined game.

“We continued to press the ball forward against a team we had essentially no offense against in our last meeting. Late in the game, it seemed the shutout might be broken, but (Holt’s) shot sailed just over the crossbar.”