2014 week 4
Vikings vs Centerville
The Vikings hosted the Elks on a very wet night. The field held water but was playable. The starting 11 was : Roark in Goal, McCoy, Dales, Zech, and Schacherer on Defense, Bussard, Eshbaugh, Cardenas, and Affini at midfield , and Schenck and Brundage up top.
The Vikings came out slow and not ready to play against a very good Centerville team. The talk at practice all week of never haven beaten Centerville did not seem to give the Vikings the intensity needed. The Elks scored quickly just 5 minutes into the game and another a short 7 minutes later . 2-0 Elks just 12 minutes into the game was disheartening start to the game. The Vikings could not keep any possession and played in their own half most of the first half . They did pick up their play and had a dangerous shot but the keeper was able to keep them out of the net. With 5 minutes till half and the ball inside the Viking 18 yard box , a poor touch wound up as an own goal against the Vikings for a 3-0 Elk Lead till halftime.
The 2nd half the Vikings came out with a better intensity and commitment to possession. Their improved play resulted in more chances on the Centerville goal but none would go past the Elk Keeper. A late Centerville goal put the Final score at 4-0 and a Viking overall record of 1-3-0 . Not the start to the season expected by the players coachs and fans but a renewed commitment to improve was expected.
Good games by : McCoy, Dales Bussard, Roark (18 saves) Affini, and Eshbaugh
Jv record is 0-4-1