CANMORE – An offensive surge in the second half of Wednesday’s (May 8) game gave the Canmore Crusaders soccer boys their first victory of the young season.
Crusader Diego Perez de Camino led the offence with two goals, while Xavier McKeever and Inigo Carrasco each scored to give the local high school team a 4-2 win against Holy Trinity Academy at Millennium Field in Canmore.
The game was tied at one at half time, but the Canmore boys turned the heat on Holy Trinity in the second half.
“I felt we definitely upped our intensity in the second half,” said Matthew Price, a Grade 11 centre midfielder. “We started communicating more and everyone was on the same page. We dominated the midfield and spread the play more and got the goals.”
In the season opener last Monday (May 6), the Crusaders tied the Foothills Falcons, 1-1.
Crusaders head coach Gary Anderson said after two days, the boys took some strides forward in Wednesday’s win.
“The first half wasn't good, we weren’t winning the loose ball [battles, but] the second half was much better,” Anderson said. “We got a handful of very good footballers and we got to play to our strength, which is putting the ball on the ground and playing good soccer.”
The Crusaders next home game is Wednesday (May 15), when they host the Strathmore Spartans at 4:30 p.m. at Millennium Field.