TVS soccer drops 7-2 loss to Botkins

By Oliver Sanders -

WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Twin Valley South boys’ soccer team lost to Botkins 7-2 at home on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

TVS senior Daniel Page scored the first goal off an assist from Jacob Denlinger to take a 1-0 lead. Junior Jacob Wells scored late for the Panthers, before the visiting Trojans scored seven goals to take control of the game.

“I felt like this was a game that we definitely should have won,” said TVS coach Clay Young. “We dominated the first 15-20 minutes of the game by keeping constant pressure on their defense. I felt we had better control on possession and ended up with 10 more shots than they did — we just could not find the back of the net.”

“The score didn’t really indicate the game, in my opinion,” Young added. “Once they scored it deflated us as a team and we caved in. That is something that we will have to work on moving forward. We haven’t dealt with adversity very well this season, but we are a young team with only three seniors this year.

“We have to learn to never give up and continue to play a whole 80 minutes like we did the first 15 minutes,” Young said. “I’ve seen what they can be on the field, but it is like a light switch.”

Twin Valley South was slated to play on Thursday, Oct. 6, at home against the Franklin-Monroe Jets.

By Oliver Sanders

Reach Oliver Sanders at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @osanders_RH

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