Shelbyville boys soccer keeps OA out of the net

It wasn’t a bad season opening night for Oldenburg boys soccer…just not a scoring night as visiting Shelbyville prevailed 4-0.

Twister coach Ken Getz said his team was playing shorthanded with only 17 dressed due to illness, so there was no junior varsity match. Shelbyville scored 3 times in the first half and tallied a late PK in the second half to take home the win 4-0.

“You are never happy about a 4-0 loss,” Getz noted. “But on this occasion, it was a little different. I was proud of the boys for the game they played. They never gave up and played hard to the end. Alex Matacia made his first-ever high school start in the box as our keeper. He held his own and did a good job. We had 7 boys playing their first high school game, so I am sure they were a little nervous at the start. The second half went much better than the first. We settled down and possessed the ball better, but not what we want.”

On the plus side, Ryan Geis (“Goose”) and Luke Meyer both saved goals by transitioning back in front of the net helping Alex.

“We talk about not giving up on plays nor assuming your keeper can get everything,” stated Getz. “Get back and help.”