By David Paulsen
In opening Southern Lakes Conference Tournament action Tuesday, the Waterford High School boys soccer team took on Elkhorn at Elkhorn and was soundly defeated 7-0.
“We just didn’t show up tonight,” head coach Rob Blascoe said. “They were beating us on through runs. We weren’t marking them well.”
Elkhorn led 3-0 at the half, scoring in the ninth, 23rd and 29th minutes.
In the second half, the Elks added four more goals, one in the 46th minute, two back-to-back in the 56th and 59th minutes, and the final goal in the 71st minute.
A 4-0 loss at Lake Geneva Badger Sept. 20 dropped the Wolverine boys’ overall SLC record to 4-3 going into the SLC Tournament Tuesday. Overall, the team fell to 5-11.
In the Badger loss, it was a tale of two halves for Waterford.
Badger scored three times in the first half to take a 3-0 lead.
“We then changed our system of play and outshot them and outplayed them in the second half,” head coach Rob Blascoe said. “They had one goal on a missed touch by us. We played much better in that half overall.”
Waterford played Badger at Lake Geneva on Thursday in the second game of the SLC Tournament.
Next week, the boys will finish the regular season with two non-conference games.
They will be at Shoreland Lutheran in Somers on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and at Kenosha Tremper on Thursday, Oct. 4.