The Pioneer soccer team hosted a strong Canton team on Saturday and the scoreboard wasn’t a true indication of how the game was played. A few wind-aided goals early in the game got the Chiefs rolling and there was no slowing them down in an 8-0 win over the young Pioneers.
Canton was strong from the opening kick and clearly dominated play. But the Pioneers did show signs of playing the game the right way. They clearly are getting better and showed great patience with the ball and using the whole field.
Right now, Pioneer coach Chris Coleman isn’t too concerned about the final score. He’s looking at the big picture.
“If we can absorb the early hits we will be good,” Coleman said. “We are intent on playing our system and realize to do it we will give up goals in the process. Consistency is problematic due to our youth as we played incredible on Thursday.”
Saturday was Pioneer’s third game in the week and missing a few players didn’t help them trying to compete with a team as good as the Chiefs.
“Our legs were dead,” said Coleman.
But the hope and improvement and playing the game the right way are all clearly alive.