As his team warmed up on a chilly December evening, a date with Milton a little over 20 minutes away, Navarre head soccer coach Abdalla Elbaioumy talked about the nature of soccer.
He pointed out sometimes a team just knows it is going to control the game. And even if it falls behind, its confidence isn’t going to be rattled.
Navarre was the better team last Monday night in its showdown against Milton at the NYSA Soccer Complex.
And the Raiders knew it.
The final score reaffirms as much, the Raiders cruising to a 7-0 victory on a beat-up soccer field soaked from the recent rainfall and worn down from overuse.
“We knew we were going to be the controlling team, and so we tried to work on our set pieces and score goals,” Elbaioumy said. “The main thing was to come out and get guys in a position to score.”
Thriving off a balanced attack, the Raiders kept the ball on the Panthers’ side of the field most of the night. They needed only five minutes to strike first. Andy Arevalo-Mejia did the honors.
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