CAMDEN — The Preble Shawnee boys soccer team continue to struggle to find offense, losing three matches on the week and still searching for their first win of the season.
On Tuesday, Sept 1, the team hosted Middletown Madison and lost 10-1.
The Mohawks scored the first eight goals of the match before Kole Monebrake got the Arrows on the board with their only goal of the game.
Head coach Mason Kuykendoll said afterward the game was more about Madison’s strong play than anything his team did.
“Middletown Madison played an amazing game,” he said. “They passed the ball well and made moves on and off the ball that we just couldn’t contain.”
On Thursday, Sept. 3, the team traveled to Milton Union where the Bulldogs shut down the Arrow offense on the way to a 2-0 victory.
The Arrows had a total of 18 shots on goal but were unable to find the back of the net.
“This is a game that could have gone either way,” Kuykendoll said. “Milton Union had just gotten two goals, that in my opinion, were very unlucky for us. Keeper Alec Hacker saved one of their shots and had an unlucky break as the ball bounced off the post and back into play to a Milton Union player that just so happened to be sprinting for the back post for their first goal of the night.”
The week concluded with a non-conference road trip to Cincinnati Christian, who defeated the Arrows 3-2.
Monebrake scored three minutes into the game and gave the Arrows a one-goal lead before Cincinnati Christian leveled the game at one. Tyler Blakenship gave the Arrows the lead once again but Cincinnati Christian scored the final two goals for the come-from-behind victory.
Kuykendoll said his team continues to hold their heads high as improvements are being made.
“This was by far the best game that we have played yet,” he said. “Yes, it is another loss, but we gave it literally everything that we had.”
Preble Shawnee is now 0-4 on the season.
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