Falcons blank Trojan girls in soccer season opener

TAMA – The 2013 girls’ soccer season got off to a rocky start for South Tama County/East Marshall on Thursday.

The Trojans, who returned just five players with varsity experience, hosted Aplington-Parkersburg and the Falcons cruised to the 7-0 win.

“We showed some things that we can build on,” said STC/EM coach Bob McBain. “We need to continue to work on passing and the control of passed balls as well as our conditioning.”

The weather in the area has not lent itself to routine training sessions, and McBain said his young team just hasn’t quite figured things out yet.

“We had some good looks at the net but need to shoot it quicker,” he said. “The players need to realize that the pace of the game is faster in games than it is practices. We need to adjust to the pace better.”

Aplington-Parkersburg led 4-0 at halftime with the first two goals coming two minutes a part in the 7th and 9th minutes. The final two goals of the first half were put in at the 31st minute and the 33rd minute.

The Falcons added goals in the 43rd, 47th and 50th minutes to win going away.

The Trojans will next play Tuesday at Gladbrook-Reinbeck. Kick off is set for 5:30 p.m. in Reinbeck.