Archive for Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Cyclones spin past Cards at home, shutout EHS 4-0

October 1, 2008

It was Eudora’s second match of the year against Ottawa Tuesday night at home, but much like the first meeting Eudora struggled to put the ball in the net.

With Eudora having trouble moving the ball, the Ottawa offense took advantage.

The Cyclones kicked in two goals in the first half and two more in the second half and defeated the Cardinals, 4-0.

Eudora coach Gunar Harmon said that despite the loss, he saw some encouraging signs from his team.

“For the second go-round against Ottawa I thought we played reasonably well,” he said. “The things we’re working on are starting to show up in what we’re trying to accomplish on the field.”

All season Harmon has stressed the importance of communicating on the field, which he said had improved. But it was still not quite to where he hoped it would be.

On Ottawa’s first goal of the night there was a misplay in the goalkeeper box.

“There were a couple sloppy goals,” he said. “We’ve just got to do more work. There were a couple situations that could have been done better.”

With the season now about half over for the Cardinals, Harmon said the team’s goals in the remaining few weeks were to work on fundamentals.

“We’re still trying to correct some technical things,” he said. “I think tactically we understand what we’re doing, but you can only go so far down in executing tactics without a good solid technical base, and that’s what we’re reinforcing now at this point.

“I think we’ve settled in on what we’re going to do in terms of playing on the field and now we just have to sort it out on how to move the ball around.”

Next up for Eudora is a match Thursday at Louisburg and then a match against Spring Hill Tuesday at home.

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