Navarre blanks Tate in girls soccer showdown

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.

Read the full article in the Dec. 12 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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