IT'S A CRUEL GAME
The amazing thing about the sport of soccer remains the fact that on any given day a team can beat virtually any other team. Other sports pay this alot of lip service, but it just isn't true. In football time of possession and total yards inevitably lead to victories. The same is true of basketball and baseball where looking at shot percentage and strikeouts you can tell who won a game. In soccer though, percentage of possession and shots on goal don't tell the story. It only takes one slip, one stab, one turn for a dominant team to lose a game. Say hello to Patton and Hibriten.
In Patton's conference opener they lost to Bandys by one goal. Following the loss Patton coach Keith Scott said, "We controlled the ball for at least 75% of the time tonight, outshot them 17 to 4 in the first half but could not finish our drives and they did..."
In Hibriten's 1-0 loss to Patton last night, Hibriten out shot Patton 15-7 and by all accounts had the lion's share of possession. Sound familiar?
The bad news for Hibriten and Patton is teh fact that these were conference games. The good news; it wasn't the play offs.
The rest of the CVAC
Hickory defeats Fred T. Foard 1-0 with a late goal to remain undefeated
Bandys defeats Challenger 1-0 with a goal from Matt Miller.
Bunker Hill and St. Stephens was rained out