The Clinton Dark Horse men’s soccer team suffered its first blowout loss of the season Monday on the road against the James Kenan Tigers, 5-0.
Prior to the loss, the Horses were riding a three-game winning streak. James Kenan was also the first conference opponent of the season. To have lost by such a deficit was also surprising as the Horses played well in the first half. Going into halftime, they where down just 1-0 before allowing four more unanswered goals in the second half.
“We just got waxed and all I can say is they just came out a lot more hungrier than we did,” said head coach Brad Spell. “They played with more energy, plus they were prepared and came out ready to go. I was really impressed by that and have to give them credit for coming out and playing the way they did.
“This was a tough loss, especially losing our first conference match, but we can’t dwell on it we’ve just got to move on and get ready for the next game,” Spell added.
The Dark Horses fall to 6-3 overall and 0-1 in conference play. Their next match is another non-conference game on Thursday against the East Bladen Eagles.
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