Squire soccer falls at regional

The Manchester High School boys soccer team saw its magical season come to an end Saturday morning, Oct. 19.

The eighth-ranked and undefeated Squires lost to 12th-ranked Leo 3-0 in the opening game of the Oak Hill Regional to finish the season with an 18-1 record.

Leo struck first in with a goal at the 34:16 mark of the first half.

Meanwhile, Manchester was having trouble finding its groove, spending most of the first 20 minutes at midfield and on defense.

“They played their defense back so you can't put anything over their defense for our offense to run on,” Manchester coach Dave McKee said.

Leo added to its lead with a goal with 6:12 remaining in the first half to take a 2-0 lead and didn't allow a single shot in the half.

The second half saw back-and-forth play for the first 20 minutes until Leo put on the pressure with a goal with 18:00 left in the contest to take a 3-0 lead.

McKee started subbing in for starters in the final five minutes as the game ended 3-0.

“It's disappointing. They came to play and we did not,” McKee said. “But it was nice to having an extra week of practice.”

The Squires recorded its second consecutive undefeated regular season and captured its first sectional championship in the program's history.

Posted on 2019 Oct 22