Rolinson was most frustrated with his team’s lack of effort.
“We didn’t act like we wanted to play,” he said. “We did more ball-watching than playing soccer today. My guess is (it was) a late night for the boys last night and they came out real lethargic.”
Ben Davis and Southport will meet again at Ben Davis on September 30 in the Marion County Tournament. This game had little at stake, and Rolinson said the result was an anomaly.
“I don’t think today’s game represents what our program and our team’s really about,” Rolinson said. “Nobody likes to lose. In the grand scheme of things, this game didn’t really mean a whole lot to us.”
However, Rolinson made it abundantly clear that the negligible stakes don’t excuse the lack of effort.
Alvarez agreed with Rolinson’s assessment of how the team performed.
“We got to get our heart in the game, and our mindset better,” Alvarez said.