The Elsberry Soccer team has learned that winning isn’t everything, but it sure would be nice for them to pocket one soon. This past week the Indians competed in the round robin Winfield Tournament, losing all three games.
Their first opponent was the Canton Tigers. Coaches Burbridge and Hopkins were excited to see how well the team was playing in the first half.
Then things turned around and the game got out of reach, as Elsberry fell 6-1. Freshmen Blake Throughman from Silex was able to get his second goal of the season. With very few subs the team got tired and just couldn’t keep up.
In the second game against Wentzville Liberty, Elsberry ran into the same problem, the lack of depth hurt the team. The first half was great for the Indians as they held Liberty to just one goal in the first 39 minutes of the game, but fatigue soon set in and Elsberry fell 8-0.
The final competitor was the Winfield Warriors on Saturday morning.
According to Burbridge, the team had a really strong game. Elsberry took the lead early when senior Carson Trammel scored his first goal of the season. Soon they fell behind as Winfield scored twice.
The second half was again strong, and starting goalkeeper, senior Gabriel Gonzalez, was outstanding between the posts helping to keep the game close til the end.
Scoring Elsberry’s second goal was Throughman, although it wasn’t enough as they fell for the third game in a row 4-2.
Coaches Burbridge and Hopkins couldn’t ask for more from each and every one of the boys as they played hard in the entire tournament no matter what the score was.
This week the Indians hit the road for two games against Christian High School and Canton on Monday and Wednesday, respectively.