The Carroll boys soccer team improved to 3-0-1 in district competition with a victory over Northwest on Friday night, and coach Greg Oglesby said he believes his team is starting to hit its stride.
The Dragons took on Keller on Tuesday night after the press deadline, and will square off with Keller Fossil Ridge at 7:30 on Friday at home. See www.dfwvarsity.com for results.
“I've heard that they are a little bit better than they were last year,” Oglesby said of Fossil Ridge. “They have a kid that has been scoring quite a few goals for them, so we are going to have to take care of him. They also have a really good goalie this year who's a move-in, so it's a better team than it was last year. They are winning a lot of ball games right now.”
Carroll defeated Northwest 2-0 on Friday night, and and Oglesby said that it was a good win for his team because of the strong defensive effort his team got from the Texans.
“The game was tied 0-0 at half time, and they were just tough to crack,” Oglesby said. “They kept dropping guys back. About halfway through the second half, Walker Beasley scored just an amazing goal. He kicked a laser from about 30 to 35 yards out.
“Things kind of loosened up after that. We got another great goal off an assist from Beasley that Duncan Gary headed in. Then we just kind of finished the game out from there.”
Beasley signed his National Letter of Intent with Dallas Baptist University at the Carroll signing ceremony last week.
With an undefeated record four games into district competition, Oglesby said he is pretty pleased with the level at which his team is playing.
“I am very pleased,” Oglesby said. “They are really coming together, and I think the boys are getting more and more confidence each week. It's a tough district, and it's going to come down to the end. But I like where we are right now, and I like the way the boys are playing. Everybody's healthy, and I could not ask for much more than that.”
Oglesby said he has had a couple of standout performances to this point in the season.
“We've had two shut-outs in the past couple of games, so our defense has been playing well,” Oglesby said. “Our goalie, Patrick Leal, and our defensive back four have been playing well the past couple of games.”