BALSAM LAKE – The resilient Unity/St. Croix Falls soccer team found themselves faced with another uphill climb during a home game against Cumberland on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Facing a 2-0 deficit, Unity/SCF stormed back to regain the lead in the second half and came away with a 4-3 win.
“It went well. We again came out slowly and ended the first half being down 0-2,” said Unity/SCF coach Nick Stewart.
“The team played hard and did a better job maintaining possession in the second half. We need to figure out how to start faster in the first half so we don’t continually dig ourselves into a hole. We need to work on maintaining possession, having a positive first touch, and winning 50/50 balls,” Stewart added.
The team will face another tough test this week as they travel to Amery on Thursday, Sept. 7, with start time of 4:30 p.m.
“We play Amery on Thursday, so that will be a tough test this season. We are plagued with injuries, so I’m looking for the supporting players to step up and work hard. Soccer is a physical and demanding sport,” said Stewart.
This was the second contest for the team in less than a week. On Thursday, Aug. 31, they faced a road game against Baldwin Woodville, but lost a close one 3-2. Joey Deluce and Sean Schaber both scored goals in that game.
As of Tuesday’s win over Cumberland, Unity/SCF improved to 4-1-2 overall.