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Following several weeks of good performances, the Pumas—under-10 boys from Lake Country soccer—were beaten by a very strong Rutland Villains team.
The Pumas could not adjust to a very small away field, with undersize goals while the Villains used their home field to full advantage.
The field was so short that goal kicks from one end were going over the end line at the opposite end.
The Pumas also struggled with the size and strength of their opponents and, despite minor injuries to Gabe Traass, Reuben Milne and Connor MacKay, all three played on.
Ethan Prentice played his first game in goal in the opening half and made several good saves.
Parker Thomas took the goalie duties for the second half and also played very bravely.
Jordan Barker, who regularly plays in goal, put in a solid performvance in midfield.
When the chances did come for good shots at the goal, the Villains’ goalies, or their big defenders managed to block everything. The final score was 3-0, the first time the Pumas have not scored at least one goal in a game this season.
Another tough game lies ahead for the boys from Lake Country Youth Soccer Association as they host Kelowna at Beasley Park next Saturday.