Brandywine beats Coloma with late second-half goal.

Published 12:21 am Tuesday, August 31, 2004

By By ADAM FISHER / Niles Daily Star
Brandywine used an aggressive offense and high-pressure defense Monday to break a halftime tie and take a one-goal victory over Coloma.
After the Bobcats' last game, a 3-3 tie with Berrien Springs Aug. 23, head coach Jim McNamara was upset with his team's all-around play. After the tie, he said Brandywine needed to improve in all areas of the game.
Monday's victory, however, had the coach in better spirits.
Brandywine's start to the match wasn't pleasing, as the Bobcats gave up an early goal on a defensive breakdown.
Before halftime, however, sophomore forward Matt Duckett scored for Brandywine to tie the score at 1-1.
After a back-and-forth half, the Bobcats stepped up the intensity in the second half. Their defense and aggressive offense kept Coloma's goalie busy stopping shots.
Even with the attack, Brandywine still had trouble putting the ball in the goal.
After nearly 40 minutes of scoreless soccer, though, junior forward Matt Weiger kicked a shot that bounced off the side post, but ricocheted off Coloma's goalie, back into the net.
The goal put Brandywine up 2-1, a lead they would not give up.
Coloma had it's chances, however. Though most of the half was spent in the Bobcat's end of the field, on two Coloma breakaways, the Rockets had two shots bounce off the crossbars.
Brandywine is now 2-2-1. The Bobcats play again Wednesday when they travel to Niles.