The Ben Davis boys’ and girls’ soccer squads both fell in the first round of the Marion County Tournament last week.
The Ben Davis boys’ soccer team lost 3-0 to Decatur in the first round of the Marion County Tournament. For Ben Davis coach Andrew Rolinson, it was a bittersweet loss, losing to the program he once helmed.
“Disappointing for us,” he said. “It was just one of those games we talked about before we started. We actually had our game plan in place, we knew exactly what Decatur was going to do, and when it came game day we didn’t take the game serious. The kids kept thinking it was going to be an easy game for them and Decatur played with much more heart.”
Rolinson entered the game knowing some of the Decatur upperclassmen and some of their methods. But that knowledge wasn’t enough to stop Logan Marr and his three breakaway goals.
The loss came as a surprise to Rolinson. As well prepared as the Giants were, Decatur just wanted it more.
“They did exactly what we thought they were going to do to a tee, and individually they outplayed us,” Rolinson said. “That night their tactics as a team took us out of our element and made us pay for it.”
If anything, Rolinson hopes the loss will fire his team up before they head to sectionals tomorrow against Brebeuf.
“Hopefully, it’s a nice wake-up call for them the week before sectionals start and to come out, get refocused, and come out hard Wednesday against Brebeuf.”
The Ben Davis girls’ soccer team also lost in the first round of the Marion County Tournament. Franklin Central got the better of them, 1-0, after a first half goal from Emma Myers.
“We played hard, we just technically didn’t play one of our best games,” Ben Davis coach Sean Bosley said.