Last Tuesday night, the Eastbrook Panthers put the finishing touches on their regular season, playing Fort Wayne Canterbury to a 0-0 tie.
Despite some fatigue, the Panthers battled from start to finish, keeping Canterbury’s offense off balance while creating several scoring chances of their own. They were just unable to capitalize on their opportunities.
“Canterbury was organized. They understand how to play the game,” Eastbrook Head Coach Adam Hallis said. “They didn’t have the overall technical skill that you usually expect from Canterbury, but they know how to keep the ball in front of them. They know how to possess the ball. They created some chances, and we got lucky. They hit the post, and we made some good saves.
“We created our chances, but you could definitely tell that we played a game late into last night. We didn’t have the legs that we usually do. But it was good to see the guys gut [it] out.”
Eastbrook finished the regular season with a 7-5-2 record and will begin their sectional title defense against the Yorktown Tigers.
“Tomorrow, we are going to take it easy and rest, and then, do what we do,” Hallis said. “[We are] going to work the touch, get guys in their positions, and probably do a little bit of walkthrough stuff just to make sure everybody knows their role.”