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Cony:: Messalonskee teams play to draw

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:38 am
by CM Newspapers
Cony, Messalonskee boys soccer teams play to scoreless draw
Rams and Eagles hope to build off tie as season progresses.

... Added Millett: “Nick Robinson, he had a great game. Obviously, he’s a force to be reckoned with when he gets control of the ball. He makes a lot of good decisions. He’s a really important piece.”

Messalonskee took 10 corner kicks, eight in the second half and overtimes, but couldn’t convert. With approximately eight minutes left in regulation, Cony began to control play and, soon after, registered its best scoring chances. The Rams’ best opportunity came with 2:30 to play in the second half. Logan Butler sent a long pass across from the left, but Simon McCormick was unable to get a clean header off, and his shot went wide of the net.

“We couldn’t quite finish. They just ran out of gas. We sub more. That’s our strength. A lot of our pieces are interchangeable, so a lot of our game plan is line after line after line of speed. Just keep coming at them,” Millett said. ... less-draw/

Cony:: Mt. Blue battle to scoreless draw

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:15 am
by CM Newspapers
Cony, Mt. Blue battle to scoreless draw in A North boys soccer matchup
Rams, Cougars come away encouraged by prospects going forward.

...“That was a very difficult game from start to finish. They had a lot of pressure on us for probably the first half of the game, and our keeper and our defense were outstanding the whole game,” said Cony coach Jon Millett, whose Rams are 2-0-2 after going 5-9-0 last year. “Mt. Blue’s a very good team. I’m not surprised it was a draw. … This was the most competitive game we’ve had so far this season.

“Our two teams are going to be battling for playoff position, I think.”

Mt. Blue coach Joel Smith was disappointed in the draw, especially considering his Cougars (2-0-1) had the majority of the scoring opportunities late, but said he’s happy to see his team playing the way it has been to start the season. ... r-matchup/

Re: Cony:: rallies past Gardiner

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:07 am
by CM Newspapers
Cony boys soccer rallies past Gardiner
Rams spot Tigers early goal, but storm back for KVAC victory.

...The win leaves Cony at 3-1-2 in Class A North, while Gardiner, which competes in Class B North, falls to 0-4-1.

Jackson Tweedy scored for the Tigers in the first half while Simon McCormick, Hussein Alabraihi and Alex Cousins scored in the second for the Rams. Cony coach Jon Millett ran in six new players every 10 minutes while leaving his defense on the field and the strategy eventually paid off.

“It’s a process but this was arguably the best game we’ve played,” Millett said. “When we are clicking, we’re tough. I don’t know how much of that is clicking or the fact that we’ve got two units and we run people into the ground.” ... -gardiner/

Cony:: Messalonskee teams play to draw

PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:15 am
by CM Newspapers
Cony, Messalonskee boys soccer teams play to draw
Eagles, Rams still in fight for playoff positioning.

...Brad Houston scored for Cony (4-4-3) in the 36th minute, while Chase Warren equalized for Messalonskee early in the second half.

“A tie doesn’t feel good but it’s better than the ‘L,’ which wasn’t what we needed,” Houston said. “Whatever works, works.”

Messalonskee (4-5-2) entered the day 10th in the Heal point standings in the 12-team region, two spots behind Cony. The Eagles trailed the Rams, who they played to a scoreless draw last month at home, by roughly 12 points.

The road to a potential postseason berth became even more daunting when Houston netted the game’s first goal to give Cony the early lead. ... y-to-draw/