Rage strong in de­feat of Lin­den

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

The Rage are 1-1 in their first two games af­ter a de­feat by last year’s league lead­ing team.

The Drumheller U16 girls soc­cer team were up against Lin­den at home last Tues­day, May 12. Lin­den proved to be tough com­pe­ti­tion, de­spite some tough play by the Drumheller team.

Lin­den went up by one in the first half a bounce off a Drumheller de­fender gave Lin­den a clear shot. The Rage’s goalie came up with a save, but they cap­i­tal­ized on an open net off the re­bound.

Drumheller dom­i­nated the play for most of the game, but in the sec­ond half, with the wind against the team, Lin­den came up with is sec­ond goal. A penalty shot with no time left put Lin­den up 3-nil.

Coach Gavin Makse said the score may have read 3-0 but the play of the Drumheller team proved they were com­pet­ing with a like cal­iber team.

“They (Lin­den) were the cream of the crop last year, and they think they are again, but I beg to dif­fer,” said Makse. “We had just as many chances as they did, but they got some lucky bounces. We’ll play them again, and we’ll be ready.”

He says Drumheller car­ried the bulk of the play.

“We have a few things to learn and we’ll go from there,” said Makse.

One of th­ese ar­eas Makse hopes to see im­prove­ment is the team at­tack­ing the net. He says if the team can be more ag­gres­sive, they will im­prove greatly.

“Our de­fend­ing is very strong, but our prob­lem is bring­ing the ball up through the mid­field, and get­ting it to our for­wards,” he said. “We are go­ing to ad­dress that, I may make a few line-up changes and we’ll go from there.”

This week the Rage is trav­el­ling to Cre­mona to play. This should be a tough match, as Cre­mona this sea­son has al­ready beaten Lin­den.

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