A crushing 4-1 defeat happened this past week during an intramural soccer game.
The Flockin’ Freshmen played against Pathetico Madrid on Tuesday night, October 17. The game started out even, with both teams scoring in the first half. The game went into half-time at an even 1-1 score. The Freshmen played hyper-aggressively, trying to break down the goalkeeper. Madrid played an amazing defense, blocking an enormous amount of shots. Madrid’s defense fell in the second half however, when the Freshmen scored three more goals. Madrid’s main problem was that they only had one substitute player.
“We almost never had any opportunities to score,” said Cam Wirth. Wirth scored the only goal that Madrid had. He was playing mid-field at the time of his goal. Shurr launched the ball down the field, Wirth’s teammate, Josh Mengel, passed to him, and he shot to the opposite corner of the goal. This goal highlights the necessity of substitute players. Wirth had been sitting out for the beginning of the game, and was not playing for long before he scored Madrid’s sole goal. “Their defense seemed so sluggish, it only took a few minutes to break it,” said Wirth. “We didn’t have everyone at full strength, and with only one substitute player, we were exhausted quickly,” goalkeeper Justin Shurr said. Not much can be said about the loss, if the team roster had been full, Madrid may have stood more of a chance. The beginning of the game looked very promising, but at the end the Freshmen were just able to run circles around Madrid.
The Freshmen made Pathetico Madrid look pathetic, they almost never gave up control of the ball. Their teamwork was excellent, but their accuracy was not. They took a plethora of shots, but only scored four times. “It felt like I was chiseling away at a brick wall,” said an anonymous source, “I must have taken at least 7 shots alone, but we just couldn’t score.” The Freshmen were extremely aggressive, but also flustered. It was clear they knew how to handle the ball but they seemed lost when shooting on goal.
“It was a tough game, but we always have a great time together. Even though we lost, we look forward to future games, and hope to do better,” said Shurr.