Mar 08, 2017
The Ware County Gators Men's Soccer team dropped a tough non-region match to Valdosta High, by a score of 2-0. The first half saw Valdosta control much of the possession, but Ware was able to repeatedly make solid defensive plays, and keep Valdosta away from scoring. Finally, with around 7 minutes to go in the first half, Valdosta was able to score the first goal of the match, on a well played corner kick. The first half ended with Valdosta leading, 1-0. In the second half, Ware played much better in possession, and were able to generate three solid scoring opportunities, but were unable to connect on any. With around 28 minutes to go in the second half, Valdosta played a cross in, and the shot was on target, Ware's keeper made a diving attempt to save it, got his hands on the ball, but because of the angle of the shot, the ball slipped through his save attempt, and Valdosta took the 2-0 lead, which would hold until the final whistle.
This was a non-region match, and we came in with a lot of bumps and dings, so we tried to give some of our guys some rest to heal, so we had some guys playing in spots that they normally would not. They played hard throughout, and we have no regrets about that. We weren't able to get this one, but some of our key guys got some time to heal up before we start region play again next week. Overall, we had some issues with how we played in spots, but those are correctable on the training ground. The effort was solid, though, and we had some guys step up where needed, so that is a good sign for the rest of this campaign.
Ware will host Coffee County on Thursday in another non-region match, before heading to South Effingham next Tuesday in a return to region play.
The future is bright for Ware County Soccer.
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