Tigers play uninspired at Danville

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

There was a lot on the line for the Green Forest soccer team when the Tigers traveled to Danville on Monday evening. While Green Forest still has a spot in the Class 4A state tournament locked up, the 4-0 loss isn't what coach Jonathan Bryant was looking for.

"Our guys went in a little overconfident," Bryant said. "We have been keeping up with Danville via Maxpreps and I think the guys went in thinking that they had the game won before we got there. Danville came out and they were full strength. They have had some players injured and they finally got healthy against us unfortunately."

One of Danville's goals came on a free kick.

"The kid just blasted it into the upper-left 90," Bryant said. "There was nothing Rafael (Rosales) could do. It was just a great shot. You don't like seeing that against you, but it was a great shot nonetheless."

Bryant hopes his team can use this loss as a learning opportunity moving into next weeks Class 4A state tournament.

"We kind of had a coming to Jesus meeting yesterday," Bryant said. "We just talked about how we have to be focused at all times. We lifted weights the morning of Danville and watching them do that, I could tell they weren't into it. They weren't focused. Hopefully the leaders on the team step up and start talking to them to get them ready. I know a few of them took it to heart, but we will see if all of them did."

Bryant Escobar had nine steals, while Urbano Reyes had seven and Jose Hernandez had six.

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