Mansfield Christian vs. Temple Christian

Shane Earhart, Writer

The Mansfield Christian soccer team has been training since August 1st. We have been working hard conditioning for our first game against Temple Christian. Although this year we only have fifteen players we are still going to compete. We prepared for our first game very hard and built up some confidence. As game day came we were ready to win and knew who we were going against. We were expected to win this game with ease, but that’s not what happened…

We started the game off game with Mansfield Christian scoring the first goal within the first minute. After the first goal we sat back and let them take control of the game and this was bad for us. The game now went back and forth for the rest of the first half. At the start of the second half we were determined to score more and win the game. We had most of the possession and had lots of shots but we couldn’t score, as the half progressed Temple Christian scored a goal to tie the game. This game was a well fought battle and even though we were supposed to win, the game ended in a tie. 

Mansfield christian did not give up though, it was only the first game of the season. We recently played Temple Christian for the second time and we weren’t going to take a loss, so we prepared extra hard for this game to get revenge. We came out strong right off the bat and were on their side of the field for most of the time. We scored two goals and they scored none for the first half. The second half of the game started and they wanted to come back, but we didn’t let them. We scored our third goal of the game and knew we had it in the bag. Temple Christian later scored but we were still winning. We played the rest of the game hard and ended with a 3-1 win!