Playing mistake free is difficult, against a quality team like Burt Lake NMCA Eagles mistakes can prove painful. The Clare Pioneer varsity soccer team was soundly defeated 7-0 Thursday night in its home opener, as the Eagles capitalized on some Pioneer errors.
The Pioneers struggled to control the ball and make passes. Clare was held to just one shot on goal. Burt Lake was the recipient of miscommunication on Clare’s backline, deflections, misjudged balls, and mental lapses. “Good teams capitalize on a team’s mistakes, and Burt Lake is a good team,” said Clare coach Doug Helmling of the result.
August 30, Clare travels to Forest Area in search of its first win of the season.