The Chanute Blue Comets played the Fort Scott Tigers on Friday. The Tigers took the 2-0 win behind goals from seniors Noah Bootle and Gavin Pytlowany. Both goals came in the second half.
“We played one really good half, we were controlling the ball, we were controlling the game, and we just completely stopped in that second half. We just need to play two halves of a game,” Chanute’s head coach Adam Wilcox said.
Both teams played very evenly in the first half. They went back-and-forth but neither was able to find the net. Pytlowany scored his in the 58th minute after making his way past Chanute’s back-line and winning a one-on-one against junior goalkeeper Drayton Cleaver. The Tigers lead 1-0.
The second goal came after a foul on Chanute in the box resulting in Bootle taking a penalty kick. He put in the top right corner of the goal to put Fort Scott up 2-0.
“Cleaver is always consistent. I mean, he just got scored on on a one-on-one and a PK. If that’s how your goalie gets beat, there’s nothing you can do about that,” Wilcox said “You expect forwards to score one-on-one and you expect people to convert PKs. He’s always solid and always good and always at a high level.”
This marked Chanute’s second game in as many days. When they play again on Monday in Winfield that’ll be their third straight game without practice.
“If we can mentally bounce back, we’ll be good on Monday. We can’t let one team beat us twice in a row and we can’t let this game let us play bad and lose again Monday.” Wilcox said.