Since falling out of the top-16 in the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association polls, the A-D-M boys’ soccer team has had one win, one loss and one draw in its last three matches.
In their most recent match at a tournament in Pella, the Tigers fell to Southeast Polk by a score of 1-0. A-D-M goalkeeper Darold Baker made three saves and allowed the match’s only goal, which was scored by Southeast Polk’s Keaton Merschman.
In the second match of the tournament, the Tigers drew with Ottumwa at 0-0. Baker only had to make two saves to preserve the shutout, but the Tigers were unable to put the ball in the back of the net and only had three shots on goal themselves.
Despite losing one and drawing one, A-D-M coach Bill Shields thought the team played well at the tournament in Pella.
“Defensively we were solid and we created several good goal-scoring opportunities in both games,” Shields said. “Unfortunately we were unable to convert our chances into goals. Particularly against Ottumwa we enjoyed lots of possession and moved the ball well. Disappointing results but good performances.”
On April 24, the Tigers defeated Ballard 6-3 in Huxley. Junior Jacob Hutzell had two goals in the match.
Noah Bardwell, Ryan Head, Johnny Reel and Robbie Sloss all had one goal apiece for the Tigers. Junior Derek Gushiken had three assists in the contest.
The Tigers will be back on the field on Thursday for a match against Newton on the road. The match begins at 7 p.m.