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Bears drop fourth straight decision

The Rifle Bears boys soccer team dropped their fourth straight decision, Thursday, in a 2-1 loss to the Basalt Longhorns.

Senior midfielder Elijah Haywood netted the only goal of the game for the Bears, finding the back of the net early in the second half.

“It was a good game by us,” Rifle head coach Richard Carter said. “It was probably the best game we’ve played all year from start to finish.”

Coming off of a 6-2 loss to Moffat County, Tuesday, in which the Bears allowed four second half goals, Carter said the young Bears team did a nice job of bouncing back and keeping their composure throughout the match, which is a step in the right direction.

“I’m pretty satisfied with the performance today,” Carter said. “We controlled the ball very well. The game could have gone either way. We greatly improved coming off the 6-2 loss, and we stayed composed. We didn’t get down on ourselves and stayed within our game.”

Rifle will try and snap its four-game losing streak when it takes on Moffat County, Saturday, at home.


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