Despite a slow start on Saturday morning, the Mississinewa Indians rebounded nicely as the game progressed, recording their seventh triumph of the season in a 7-2 win over the Blackford Bruins.
“Blackford scored first because our defense took a while to remember they were playing a real soccer game,” Mississinewa Head Coach Jared Reel said. “Blackford’s defense played a very high line and sat on the center line the entire game. Once we figured it out our speed was too much for them. We made through balls to Colin Yoder and Thomas Steelman. Their defense could not stay with them.”
Colin Yoder has been one of Mississinewa’s consistent weapons as of late, and he was excellent once again on Saturday, scoring four of the Indians’ seven goals.
“I have been emphasizing with Colin to keep the ball on target,” Reel said. “He doesn’t have to power the ball into the net. He has worked on placing the ball which makes him even more dangerous.”
Holden Brown finished with two goals and an assist, while Thomas Steelman finished with a goal and two assists.
With a little break until their next game, Reel and the Indians are going to focus on getting healthy and keeping up their strong level of play.
“We have a lot of momentum moving forward,” Reel said. “Having a week to recover physically and from some injuries we should be back to full strength by next Saturday.”