Bobcats capitalize on opportunities in win

Published 1:05 am Wednesday, September 8, 2004

By By ADAM FISHER / Niles Daily Star
Brandywine's boys' soccer team's 2-0 victory over River Valley on Tuesday showed Bobcat head coach Jim McNamara that, while his team isn't perfect, it is improving.
McNamara said Brandywine is getting better defensively and capitalizing on scoring opportunities, two things that help the Bobcats beat River Valley.
The Bobcats' defense kept the game scoreless for 50 minutes before their offense caught up. Junior Matt Wieger headed in a corner kick at the 29:31 mark to give Brandywine a 1-0 edge.
Sophomore Travis Duncan gave the Bobcats some breathing room and secured the victory for Brandywine, scoring off a header with 6:01 remaining.
McNamara said the goals were possible because both came off passes that were aimed at a space on the field, not a person. The scorers were then able to move to the ball.
Defensively, Brandywine notched its second shutout of the season. McNamara said the Bobcats' defense has improved recently.
The coach was pleased with his team's play Tuesday, but said they still need to move the ball better as a team. He said the Bobcats are learning what to do, they now just have to go out and do it.