A 2-0 shutout of Tate last Tuesday gave the Raiders a launching pad into the Montverde Invitational this past weekend. The win over Tate made it a three-game winning streak, but Navarre came home from the tournament with a 7-2-1 record.
The Raiders played a scoreless tie against Ponte Vedra and dropped a 3-0 decision against nationally-ranked St. John’s Country Day.
The Raiders have outscored their opponents 33-14 this season.
It should be a much wider goal differential in the head coach Rob Simon’s opinion.
“We’re not finishing very well so far this year,” Simon said. “We missed a bunch, hit a lot right at their goalkeeper.”
His postgame assessment against Tate was that Navarre took 20-or-so shots on goal.
“By my count, six of them were prime goal-scoring opportunities that we can’t miss,” Simon said. “Even though we aren’t finishing, I am pleased that we are generating opportunities.”
Tate was disruptive in the midfield, crowding ball handlers then tipping or totally blocking passes by Raiders.
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