The Puyallup Vikings boys soccer team couldn’t wait to get back on the field after suffering a heartbreaking 1-0 loss against the Rogers Rams on April 18.
Puyallup (8-2-1) got themselves back on the winning track with a 2-0 victory against the Curtis Vikings (5-3-3) on April 22 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. Jake Weller (38th minute) and Jonathan Contreras (43rd minute) scored Puyallup’s goals. Puyallup’s defenders and midfielders dominated the game as Curtis had few opportunities to uncork any legitimate shots on goalie Jack Rose.
Puyallup head coach Matt White said he was thrilled to see his team rebound from the setback against Rogers.
“I asked the team, ‘Did this feel better than the Rogers game?’ Rogers had one shot on goal against us and they scored. Tonight we played much more of a complete game. I don’t think Jack had to make any saves. He had some pressures but no saves,” White said. “The defense did a great job.”
Puyallup defender Marcus Wilson said attention to detail at practice is paying off.
“We are going to keep working hard in practice. We’re doing good and we just want to keep that going,” Wilson said. “We just had to handle a couple of their players tonight and we did it.”
White said his team had a goal called back late in the first half but that didn’t stop his team from unleashing a bevy of shots on goal for the rest of the game.
“We didn’t get that goal, but we kept firing away. We were still excited to keep playing,” he said. “We came out in the second half and played a possession game. That was nice to see.”
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