Soccer team anticipates senior night
Eudora's latest soccer matches ended like too many earlier games this season. The team was mercy ruled Monday and Tuesday in a pair of 10-0 loses to Ottawa and Tonganoxie.
Coach Erik Peltzman said the team experienced another kind of loss Tuesday when senior center and forwar Bobby Linzer was injured.
In its third year, the Eudora High School soccer program still lacks the experience of upper classmen to compete with established programs, Peltzman said. Despite the continuation of a winless season, the team amazed him with its continued upbeat attitude, he said.
The unequal competition should end Thursday when the Cardinals celebrate senior night with a 4:30 p.m. home game against Columbus.
"They're the same calibar as us," Peltzman said. "The team and I are excited about how we compete with them."
There were signs of improvement, Peltzman said. The junior varsity team lost close matches in the last week to Ottawa and Tonganoxie.
"They were very competitive losses," the coach said. "More so in how we played the games. They moved the ball well and were very aggressive.
"There's a lot of talent on the team. They just need to get bigger and stronger."
The team will start post-season play Monday or Tuesday.