VAN WERT - The Van Wert Cougar boys soccer team hosted the Elida Bulldogs in their Western Buckeye League opener at Van Wert High School Tuesday evening.
In a match where goals were few; ultimately, a goal by Elida’s Jerod Houston at the 18:42 mark of the second half was the difference in the 1-0 Bulldog victory.
“It was a normal WBL match - both teams are going to come out and play hard - and that’s what we got tonight. Luckily, we were able to put one away and come away with the win,” said Elida coach Tom Thomas.
The match was a tale of two halves: the Cougars controlled the ball most of the first half and Elida controlled the ball almost the entire second half.
“We looked good in the first half; the second half was not as good as the first half. From my count, we had four or five goal (chances) within the 6-yard box and just couldn’t finish. The season is still fairly young but that has kind of been the situation all year,” said Van Wert coach George Scott.
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