Following a rained out match against Apex on Monday night, the Millbrook Men's Soccer team traveled out to Wendell to take on East Wake. Coach Edwards was impressed by the vast improvement from his team as they won their first game of the season, 2-1.
"We pressured up the field, we were able to dictate the flow of play. It's evident that the guys have grown from a week of practice following the Middle Creek loss."
Against an East Wake squad that will be challenging for a top spot in the Greater Neuse River Conference, the Wildcats came out with a ton of energy and created a lot of chances. The Millbrook defense stepped up as they cut down on all but one Warrior opportunity. The Millbrook goalie only had to handle the ball on a pair of occasions, Edwards is proud of the defense for giving his keeper an easy night in net. Senior Forward/Midfielder, Robby Lange, and Junior Forward, Michael Pasca netted the two Wildcat goals that ended up being enough for the victory.
"We aren't a finished product but we have come along really well so far" says Coach Edwards, "We are still growing, and still learning how to play with each other, we are still working on better decision making, but it was definitely a vastly improved Millbrook side tonight".
In JV action, Coach Cope's group came away with the 3-0 win to move to 1-1 as well.
The Varsity Wildcats return to action on Friday afternoon as they play AC Reynolds out of Asheville, NC at 4PM at the Wakemed Soccer Park. Millbrook will take on the Rockets on Field #5. For Junior Varsity, their next match is at 4:30 on September 1st at Clayton, Varsity will follow that game at 6:30 vs. the Comets.