Ludlowe girls soccer notebook
Published 1:09 am, Friday, November 13, 2009
Ludlowe head coach Tony Samuelian thought that the Falcons' coaching staff did a good job of scouting Wilbur Cross and taking away the Governors' explosiveness. "They're very explosive. The first 10 or 15 minutes were critical. We coached the kids to be prepared for the first 10 or 15 minutes."
Samuelian was also aware of Wilbur Cross' lack of defense. "We knew we could attack their backs. They tend to not play back as much as they should."
The Falcons allowed just one goal to a team that scored 36 goals in 16 games. The Ludlowe defense frustrated the Governors and Blakely Zecher came up with a few key saves.
Samuelian was excited to keep his team from another overtime game in the playoffs. Ludlowe went to penalty kicks and won on Monday, but thought that the extra 20 minutes would have been taxing on his team. "It's really a relief to not have to go to that. These kids are kind of exhausted."
Samuelian was especially pleased that, despite falling behind 1-0, his team was able to fight and come back and win. "We didn't lay down," he said.
Samuelian was pleased that his squad could possess the ball and not play a kick and run style. "I think we were able to possess for the game. That was our goal was to spread them wide and I think we executed that."