Bulldogs drop to 1-2 in WECSSAA Tier 2 soccer play

 

By Ron Giofu

 

The General Amherst Bulldogs dropped to 1-3 in WECSSAA Tier 2 senior boys soccer play this past Wednesday after dropping a pair of games over the past week.

Despite a 1-0 loss to Harrow last Wednesday, coach David Melo said after the game he sees improvement with his team.

“We played well. We’ve got a young team. We’re getting better each game,” said Melo. “Overall, our team played well. We could have come out with a tie or a victory.”

Amherst players are still learning their positions, he said, adding that their ball control has improved since their first game of the season.

Melo would like to see the Bulldogs get at least one playoff win this year.

 

Jake Topliffe (right) dekes past a Harrow player during second half action last Wednesday afternoon at Centennial Park. General Amherst lost 1-0 to drop to 1-2 on the season.

Jake Topliffe (right) dekes past a Harrow player during second half action last Wednesday afternoon at Centennial Park. General Amherst lost 1-0 to drop to 1-2 on the season.

“If we get a playoff win this year, that would be a very positive thing for our team,” he said.

With the amount of young players on the team, Melo stated they could have a good squad for at least two or three years.

Team captain Spencer Petrozzi said both teams battled hard in last Wednesday’s game. Communication is an issue for the Bulldogs, stating they all have to do a better job talking to one another on the field.

Petrozzi added they have to get more shots on goal as well.

“We’ve scored one goal in three games (as of last Wednesday’s game),” he said. “That’s not enough.”

There are a number of young players helping out on this year’s team, he added, and said they have to play better defensively in front of goalkeeper Duncan Scott.

“We’ve got to step up for him,” said Petrozzi.

The Bulldogs travelled to Belle River Monday afternoon and, according to WECSSAA.com, dropped a 6-3 decision to the Nobles.

The Bulldogs host Marantha today (Wednesday) at 4 p.m. at Centennial Park.

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