DODGE CITY — The Great Bend High School boys’ soccer team fell to Dodge City 2-0 on Tuesday evening.
The loss, which snaps an 11-game winning streak, drops the Panthers to 11-2 overall, 5-2 Western Athletic Conference.
The game was close in the first half. Both teams had scoring chances, but neither was able to capitalize.
“It was very close in the first half,” GBHS head coach Gus Prieto said. “It was 0-0 at halftime. We had probably three or four good chances to score, and Dodge City had a couple of chances to score.”
The Panthers’ Alexander Urias had two seperate scoring chances in the first half, but missed both.
The Demons found the back of the net 10 minutes into the second half, and again with 10 minutes remaining in the game to reach the final margin.
“We just played bad,” Prieto said. “We missed passes, and we didn’t control the ball.”
Prieto said if his team had to lose, he was glad that it was now.
“Today, we did bad,” Prieto said. “I can’t say that it was a good experience, but I’m glad it happened now. The team needs to realize that they have to fight for 80 minutes. We can’t take things for granted. We have to fight for every goal.
“They need to forget about this as soon as they can and get ready for the next game.”
GBHS hosts Wichita Heights on Thursday afternoon. The junior varsity plays at 4.