EATON — Eaton boys soccer started off Southwestern Buckeye League play last week, tying Franklin 2-2 on Tuesday, Sept. 1 before falling to Bellbrook 5-0 on Thursday, Sept. 3.
The Eagles started out the week with what looked to be a victory over Franklin, leading 2-1 with 50 seconds remaining. The Wildcats managed a breakaway goal and buried the equalizer in the 80th minute.
“Bottom line, we should have beaten Franklin a lot to a little. But we didn’t. It’s just, we’re trying to learn how to win,” said Eaton head coach Matt Money. “The spirit of the team is very good right now and we’re just going to keep moving forward.”
Eaton peppered Franklin’s goalkeeper – getting 24 shots, 16 of those on goal – while limiting the Wildcats to only four shots on the night. Unfortunately for the Eagles, two of those shots were on breakaways, both resulting in scores.
Brandon Mohamed and James Howard scored Eaton’s goals in the contest.
They then had the tall task of taking on Bellbrook, a state semi-final team from a year ago, losing 5-0.
“We talked about it. We closed it. We’re moving forward,” said Money. “We’re a heck of a lot better then we were in July and we continue to get better. It’s just getting them to understand how the game is supposed to be played, how the system is that we play.”
Eaton continues league play this week, taking on Monroe on Tuesday, Sept. 8 and Oakwood on Thursday, Sept. 10.
“I want this team to win a lot of games. I think we can. The guys are working in and they are starting to buy into – there is no nonsense here. Hopefully we stay healthy and move forward,” said Money.
Jeremy Erskine may be reached at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH