It was a relaxing week for the Elsberry Indians Soccer team, who took some much-needed time to regroup.
With only one game on their schedule the team headed to St. Louis University where they were able to watch the Billikens Soccer Team, who are ranked 20th in the nation take on Creighton, who are ranked third.
“This was a great opportunity for the guys to have fun and experience a higher level of soccer,” explained Head Coach Dustin Robinson. “I think they learned a lot and I also think it helped show that it doesn’t matter what your rankings are as long as you play as a team, because the Billikens won against a tough opponent.”
After seeing what was possible, the Indians took on MMA on Monday, Oct. 7. Although they lost 6-1, Robinson said they played well for most of the game, but in the end it would be a couple bad breaks that would cost them the game.
“We saw some great play for the majority of the game in what was a very rough contest,” said Robinson. “We held our own but after a penalty in the box and the ball deflecting off of our own player, we found ourselves trailing.”
Robinson is certain that their luck will change at some point and keeps in mind they are a young team. However, he said they are working hard and deserve better. Ben Rhoades scored the only goal against MMA on what Robinson called a great shot from the corner by Alex Henke.
Next up is Montgomery at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10. This will be the third time these two teams have met, with the Indians winning the first two.
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