First Posted: 3/12/2009
Slow and steady just might win the race for the North Surry girls soccer team.
The Greyhounds ended up on the losing end of a 2-0 decision to visiting South Stokes Thursday night, but showed a strong defense that turned back a relentless Sauras attack.
The Sauras spent a majority of their time in Greyhounds territory, but North Surrys defense was able to keep the pressure off for the most part. South Stokes offense was forced out towards the sidelines and back towards midfield when the ball was centered. The Sauras scored once in each half, but North Surry coach Adam Beshears was still pleased with the defensive effort.
I couldnt ask for anything better, he said. Were starting to play strong defense.
North Surry (0-2) is a young team comprised mainly of freshmen and sophomores. The team is still learning and improving, Beshears said.
A strong defense should help the offense get on track, Beshears added. On Thursday, North Surry rarely crossed midfield and was not able to get a rhythm going offensively.
Its slow, but were getting there, he said. Theyre becoming a team now and really talking with each other and working with each other.
Teamwork is the key for North Surry. Beshears said if they can continue to communicate, work together and play solid defense, the rest will take care of itself.
Once we do that, the wins will come, Beshears said.