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Cony:: Mt. Blue battle to scoreless draw

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:38 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 4:15 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/