Cape Fear Christian Academy’s varsity boys soccer team fell, 4-3, to visiting Southside Christian of Clayton on Thursday after taking a 3-1 lead early in the second half.
“Today was a rough one,” said Eagles coach Michael Breslin. “After going up 3-1, we should have been able to control the game. We were unable to hold them off. … Overall, we played well but made a bunch of little mistakes, which when taken together, spelled trouble.
“This season, we have been working on building the attack from the defense. Rather than just kicking the ball away, we are maintaining control and building the attack. We had times in which we controlled the flow and had creative movement. At other times, we lost our shape and the other team was able to find space. Having said that, we are playing a much better style of soccer this year.”
Jackson Breslin had two goals, including one that resulted from a nice one-two with Tripp Selph.
Selph scored once, assisted by Breslin.
Grayson Barefoot hit the goal frame with a shot in the closing seconds.
“We will continue to improve and I look forward to our upcoming matches,” Coach Breslin said.
The Eagles (1-2) are scheduled to visit Freedom Christian for a Sandhills Athletic Conference match on Thursday.