Men’s Soccer dominates Waterloo West With Vertical Attack

Pacheco, Tribbey and Baloci scored goals for The Little Hawks.

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Men’s Soccer dominates Waterloo West With Vertical Attack

Marco Barenghi, Staff writer

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After the win 2-0 at Cedar Rapids Kennedy last Thursday, the Men’s Varsity Soccer Team won 3-0 at Waterloo West last night.

 “It’s always hard playing on the grass field, we usually play on the turf and you get used to it. It was a really bad field with respect to what we are used to,”  the captain Scott Tribbey ‘15 said.

 During the game against Waterloo West the ball was slowed down by grass, holes, and some bad zones of the field that led to unpredictable bounces.  The Little Hawks changed their usual tiki-taka style that relies on horizontal passes to a more vertical game.  The team used more crosses and vertical runs.

In the first half, Gabi Baloci ‘16 scored the goal which opened the team up for more scoring in the second half. Goals by Alejandro Pacheco ‘14 and Tribbey ended the game. The game ended with a crossbar hit by Anton Buri ‘15, some seconds before the triple whistle of the referee.

“I don’t think scoring is as much as winning. Scoring is nice, but as long as we win I’m perfectly fine with whoever scores,” Tribbey said.

 Now the team has just one day to prepare for the home game against Praire on Thursday the 24th at 4.15 pm.