The Albia High School soccer team started on the right foot on Monday night defeating Pella Christian 2-1 in Pella.
“The wind really affected play tonight,” said Coach Aaron Koester. “We wanted the wind at our backs to in the first half but did not win the flip.” The Eagles took advantage of the wind and they scored in the 21st minute on a throw in and flick to Daniel Mora.
The Blue Demons were able to control the midfield but were not able to break through until the defense hit a long ball forward taken by Travis Sheffield who dribbled and found Ian Greiner for the score in the 34th minute which resulted in a 1-1 tie at the half.
With the wind at their backs Albia was able to quickly take the lead four minutes into the second half. Trevor Cloyed was able to maneuver the ball down the right side of the field and made a crossing pass to Carson Stocker who punched the ball into the net for the winner.
“Our back row did a great job tonight and Adam Waber was able to use his foot skills to make our offense more effective as well as helping us control the middle area,” said Coach Koester.
The Blue Demons will take on a new rival tonight as they play Clarke County who are just starting their program. “We are not sure what to expect but we will try to continue to play our type of game and hope to defend our turf,” said the coach.