Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:43 AM
Published on: Wednesday, October 02, 2013
By Daniel Kucin Jr.
DuVal’s boys’ soccer team has potential, but the Tigers’ season started off in disarray.
Just weeks before the start of the regular season, DuVal was still in search for a head coach. Despite losing to Bowie 3-0 Thursday, DuVal came into the contest with a record of 2-1-1.
DuVal had multiple scoring opportunities against Bowie in the back-and-forth match.
Bowie took control by striking first in the 10th minute after senior forward Kingsley Nwosu’s shot found the back of the net, 1-0.
Bowie senior midfielder Omar Morgan scored another key goal in the 42nd minute of the match as the Bulldogs slowly started to pulled away, 2-0.
DuVal made the most of its opportunities, but the Tigers didn’t cash in when they crossed midfield.
Bowie goalkeeper Brenden Lemaster had 10 saves, and each one counted when the defense needed him to make big plays.
The Bulldogs put the last nail in DuVal’s coffin during the 70th minute of the match when senior forward Olukay Fawibe hit a long-ranged shot for the third and final goal of the game.
Bowie improved its record, but injuries and lack of depth on its roster has been a cause for concern.
“Injuries and a few other things don’t help,” Bowie Head Coach Richard Kirkland said. “We don’t have the depth that we had in the last few years. ... I was surprised that we won by three to be very honest. They passed the ball well, and they had a lot of golden opportunities.”