Isaac Long walked off the field still holding his head up high, not that it was easy to do.
Not after Navarre suffered a loss to rival Gulf Breeze in boys soccer, losing 2-1 in painful fashion, the Dolphins producing the game-winner with under a minute left last Tuesday night at Dolphin Stadium.
“It’s really tough. We were holding that game. The intensity slipped a little at the end,” Long said.
Twice in the span of a minute late in the game the Dolphins took two shots that seemed destined to find the back of the net. One bounced off the crossbar. The other was just a little wide. Korey Betts came through with a big save in between.
Betts then made another save that kept Gulf Breeze from snapping the 1-1 tie. Off the rebound, the Dolphins cashed in.
Long is part of the Raider backline. He’s also a captain on the soccer team. He said the Raiders need to do a better job as a unit of keeping the opponent from capitalizing late in a game, especially a tightly contested one.
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