Coast Union High School’s fledgling boy’s soccer squad comes into this week with an 0-6 record — 0-3 in the Coast Valley League — but on March 5 at home against Shandon, the Broncos had their best chance to chalk up their first victory.
The Broncos won the first two games in that match at Coast Union, 25-14 and 25-19; it appeared that the home team would get that win they coveted. But Shandon won games three and four (25-18 and 25-19) and closed out the Broncos in game five, 15-8.
“Volleyball is such a game of momentum,” Coast head coach Pam Kenyon said. “We made a few mistakes, and we had a hard time letting that go and moving forward. Our confidence took a hit, and everyone had a feeling of confusion about their playing.”
It’s doubly hard to bounce back from some fundamental mistakes when you are very new to a sport, the coach added.
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“Especially,” Kenyon continued, “when you are learning.”
“We get better every day,” she added. “We play them again on Tuesday (late for publication).”
Following the Shandon loss, Coast was swept 25-11, 25-11, 25-9 on the road against San Luis Obispo Classical Academy on Thursday, March 7.
Coast will follow up the Shandon match with a road game Wednesday against Morro Bay (late for publication) and then at Coastal Christian in Arroyo Grande at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Broncos return home to play a 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, game against Midland from Los Olivos.