The boys’ soccer team looked to continue their winning momentum from Tuesday’s overtime victory against Lake Dallas as they looked toward their match against Little Elm on Feb. 17. Since it was the opening match of the second round of district play, coach Ryan Rogers emphasized the importance of starting off on a positive note.
“We mainly focused on making sure everyone knew the game plan and what their responsibilities were,” Rogers said.
Little Elm started the game with a high backline pressing the Prosper offense. The Eagles tried to take advantage of this, playing balls over the back looking to find some space through the defenders. The home team, however, would find themselves in an offsides position more often than not, and by the halftime whistle the score remained tied at 0-0.
Prosper continued to push for their first goal, finding opportunity after opportunity to no avail. Little Elm also had their share of chances, most notably with a dangerous set piece causing Prosper’s junior goalkeeper Cash Varner to make the diving save. Finally Prosper was able to net a goal midway through the half. Senior Cade Hill stole the ball from a Lobo defender and played a brilliant ball across the box. Junior Cole Fedorczyk made a darting run at the back post, and with some flair met the ball with a diving header. Senior Bond Zarate would double the lead just a few minutes later after he rocketed home a free kick from 25 yards out. The Eagles would ride out the rest of the game, posting some solid defense against the Lobos and closing out the game with a 2-0 victory.
The Eagles now hold a 4-2-2 record in district. Rogers said he was happy with the the team performance.
“You always want to start the second round of district with a win to build some momentum as you make a push for postseason,” Rogers said. “Tonight, it felt the boys did a good job of that.”
Prosper played away this week at Newman Smith on Tuesday, Feb. 21.