Unable to take advantage of opportunities, Soccer team falls to Lenape

Greg Frank ('13), Eastside Staff

The Boys soccer team entered Tuesday’s contest with visiting Lenape at 5-6 on the season.  They were coming off of a 3-1 loss on the road to the number two team in South Jersey, Timbercreek, and looked to get back to 500 against a team they defeated earlier in the season.  A couple weeks back, the boys went to Lenape and recorded a 1-0 win.  On Tuesday, they looked to do it again as Lenape paid a visit.

From the opening minutes to about the midway point of the first half, East was generating the better of the scoring chances as Andrew Adler (’13) and the rest of the offensive attack were getting their share of shots on goal.  That being said, nothing found its way past the Lenape goalkeeper and later in the half Lenape soon began to produce some offense of their own.

33 minutes into the game they scored the game’s first goal as East allowed a Lenape attacker to sneak behind the defense and finish the job.  This score of 1-0 would hold heading into the half.

As the second half began the Cougars continued to grind it out and fight for the tying the goal.  Ben Wirtshafter (’12) did a good job in goal to keep the Cougar deficit to one.  However, despite some more chances, the Cougars were never able to find the equalizer, and Lenape escaped with a 1-0 victory, avenging their loss to East earlier this season.

After the game, Coach Karl Molemann wasn’t looking for excuses and simply said “If you can’t score, you can’t win”.

On the injury front, Adam Cohler (’13) sat this one out with some hamstring problems.

The Cougars will look to do what Lenape did to them today, and avenge a loss from earlier this season on Thursday in a road game at Eastern.