The Carroll boys soccer team lost a tough one to Plano East in the area round of the playoffs, but coach Greg Oglesby said he was proud of the effort his team gave and satisfied with the season as a whole.
The Dragons lost 2-1 to East, and Oglesby said that he really could not have asked for much more from his team and the way his guys played.
“We played very, very well,” Oglesby said. “They had two shots in the first half and one of them went in. We came out in the second half and had kind of a controversial hand ball. The referee called for a free kick and their player had a very nice free kick.
“We kept pounding on them and finally scored one to bring it back to 2-1, but then their goalie had a really good night and we just couldn’t put another one in. But the kids played very well.”
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Reflecting on the season as a whole, Oglesby said that feels things unfolded very well for his team.
“We’re pleased with winning 16 games, making the playoffs and going two rounds,” Oglesby said. “Plano East was a game that I thought we could have won and should have won. That was kind of frustrating, but you have to keep in mind that when you make the playoffs, every team except for one ends the season with a loss.”
Oglesby said that he believes his team will be in good shape next season, both with returning players and players moving up from the junior varsity.
“We’ve got a great group of kids returning,” Oglesby said. “We’ve got nine seniors and only three of them played, so we’ve got a really strong nucleus coming back for next year, so it should be a really strong team next season.”