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August 27, 2013

Warriors down South Laurel, 2-0

Somerset — Southwestern boys soccer head coach Sean McBride feels that his team can make some noise in the 12th Region if they can improve on one thing.

The only thing holding the Warriors back so far in the 2013 season has been lack of team chemistry. If his team can improve in that area, McBride says that his team can do some special things.

McBride and the Warriors took a step in the right direction on Monday night, as they tallied a pair of goals in the second half to come away with a 2-0 victory over South Laurel at the Plains. The two-goal victory over the visiting Cardinals allowed Southwestern to end a two-game losing skid to start the season.

“We improved -- that’s the most important thing about tonight,” began McBride, who is in his fourth year as the Southwestern coach. “We won, which is a good thing, but more importantly, we improved. We have got to build better team chemistry because we have a lot of selfishness on the field that we have got to get rid of. We could be great -- the sky’s the limit. In my mind, lack of team chemistry is the only thing holding us back.”

Scoring was sparse in the opening half of play, as both teams went into the intermission with the score knotted up at 0-0.

Junior Pedro Herrera broke the scoreless tie in the 50th minute of the game to put Southwestern out front, 1-0. Herrera’s shot curved past the Cardinal defense and goalkeeper for the first score of the evening.

With 8:07 remaining in the match, Southwestern struck again, this time with the leg of junior Hunter Flynn. Flynn’s shot gave the Warriors a 2-0 lead over South Laurel.

Southwestern had a lot of chances to score in this one, but the Cardinal goalkeeper kept the Warriors off the board for most of the night. The Warriors’ goalkeeper Brody Hale had a nice game himself, making save after save in his first shutout of the year.

“Offensively, we had great attacks tonight,” told McBride. “I thought their keeper made some good saves, but I also thought that some our shots that weren’t on frame, should have been on frame. Brody Hale played absolutely awesome tonight. He made a lot of saves tonight because our defense had kind of a down game.The effort is better though, but we have got to continue work hard and play together.”

Southwestern, who upped their record to 1-2, returned to action last night against Wayne County in a 48th District match-up at the Plains. Look for details of the Southwestern-Wayne County game in Thursday’s edition of the Commonwealth Journal.

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