“I think they play good soccer, and that forces the other team to play good soccer, too, or you’re not going to be able to do anything,” Weir said. “Hopefully we can learn from what just happened today and try to go forward.”
Pastva scored twice, his 59th-minute tally effectively breaking the Jaguars’ back, taking on two defenders and clipping a shot off goalie Tyler Tracy that caught the inside of the post and trickled in, Mauro getting the assist.
Logan Schwartz added a goal 10 minutes later, turning a pair of defenders inside and out, then Rossi volleyed a shot into the side-netting as the horn sounded at the end of the game.
Conestoga presents an important measuring stick for Garnet Valley, in an impressive season that has slumped to a three-game skid. With just one league loss coming in, having fallen to fellow title contender Lower Merion, Thursday presented a chance for the Jags to eke back into the title picture.
Instead, it’s a lesson of what needs to be fixed going forward.
“We were looking to get any result against this team,” Weir said. “We knew this team was going to be good, but we wanted to come out and play them straight up. … It’s frustrating.”