Willard’s Doyle, Kuchta score two goals each in win against visiting Laquey

The Willard High School boys soccer team and soft- ball teams both played two games last week. With both teams winning and losing one.
The Tigers boys soccer team hosted the Laquey Hornets on Thursday, Sept. 26 and came away with a 7-3 victory.
“We played more aggres- sive and with a bit more soc- cer IQ this game,” said head coach Tim Magee. “We were slotting balls to open players with better opportunities rather than taking low per- centage shots ourselves. Jay Webber was especially being very unselfish and getting others involved in the attack. Hopefully this helps as the season moves on because the more players are put in a position to succeed the more comfortable they will be in
those situations when the pressure of a district game is on their shoulders.”
Chris Doyle and Caleb Kuchta each scored two goals; Will Johnson, Isaac Lup and Webber, also had goals in the victory. James Sly, Webber, Kuchta and Johnson also had assists in the win.
Willard opened the week, by traveling to Joplin on Tuesday, Sept. 24 and came home with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Eagles.
Webber, Johnson and Lupescu all had goals in the game. Doyle had an assist in the loss.
“I hated to lose this one in the manner that we did,” said Magee. “We had op- portunities offensively but didn’t finish them consis- tently. Defensively we gave up a couple of really weird goals that are hard to explain other than to scratch your head and try to contemplate how that just happened. We
have lost three really close games so far this season and the thing I’m hoping we get from those losses is just how close we were and that we need to finish the game and take advantage of opportunities when we create them.”
The Tigers are now 3-6 on the season and are sched- uled to host Monett on Mon- day and travel to Branson, before hosting their annual Fall Classic this Friday and Saturday.


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