This time of the year every game is a challenge, according to Navarre girls’ soccer coach Rob Simon. In a week of non-district matchups, the Raiders beat a very tough Choctawhatchee team on Monday Jan. 7, tied Pensacola Catholic on Tuesday Jan. 8 and succumbed to West Florida after leading the game for the first 60 minutes on Friday, Jan. 11.
(Photo: Navarre defender Mariah McKinny passes the ball away from a Catholic player.)
The Raiders looked especially good in the win over Choctaw and in the second half of play against Catholic, Simon said.
“If we could play 80 minutes in a game like we did the last 30 minutes against Catholic, we could be a very tough team in the district playoffs,” he said.
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