When frustration sets in, a game can unravel in a hurry. Thomasville coach Alan Reavis was not pleased with the letdown his team showed against Trinity Monday.
Down just a pair of goals at intermission, Trinity added a goal 15 minutes into the second half that seemed to take the life out of the Bulldogs. The game began to snowball out of control from then on as Trinity coasted to an 8-0 decision.
“Trinity played well, but they are not eight goals better than us,” said Reavis. “We made a lot of mistakes. Once we gave up those first three goals the boys got down. It was a very poor showing for Thomasville soccer. We had been making some improvements, but we are inconsistent at times.”
Trinity wasted no time getting the board in the third minute. Eduardo Torreblanca connected on a cross that appeared to be saved by goalie Cruz Robles. Instead, Robles was just over the line and the goal was allowed.
THS played even over the next 20 minutes, until a failure to communicate on the last line of defense allowed Trinity to go up 2-0. The ball was chipped ahead into space as Daniel Newcomer ran on. Two Thomasville defenders were in position to clear it, but neither took the initiative and Newcomer stepped in for the tally.
Two minutes later the Bulldogs had one of its better attacks going with Zachary Zaneghi, Isai Ocampo and Irving Ignacio Diaz working together to move the ball. Just as they got the ball to the Trinity box, it was cleared away, thwarting a nice run up the field.
When Newcomer scored his second of three goals four minutes into the second half, the Bulldogs began to show signs of giving up. Newcomer got his hat trick with 26:30 remaining, but the worst was yet to come.
In an eight minute stretch, Trinity scored four times with not much resistance.
“Since our third game I feel like we have played very good soccer until tonight,” said Reavis. “We seemed to regress tonight. Hopefully by conference play we can become more consistent. We will go back and look at some film tomorrow and see what we need to do.
Thomasville is 2-6 for the year.
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