By Kevin Eickman
It was a tough week for Milford soccer as they dropped two games in heart breaking fashion. The Buccaneers hosted Dover on Tuesday and Delmar on Thursday. Coming out on the short end of both contests, the Bucs saw their record drop to 3-6 on the season.
Hosting Dover on Tuesday, both teams demonstrated a frantic pace. The game featuring end to end action that was not discernible from 0-0 score at the end of the first half. The second half was no different as both teams had their chances to score. Milford clearly looked to be asserting itself as the game was winding down, providing almost constant pressure on the Senator side of the field. Unfortunately Milford failed to take advantage of their inspired play, unable to finish on several occasions. “This was a real tough loss tonight, I thought we were much better than them in the second half,” stated Coach Ken Outten. “We simply failed to finish, we did everything but put the ball in the back of the net.”
While Milford failed to convert their chances into goals, the Senators took advantage of their best chance of the night scoring the games only goal in the 78th minute. The Senators took home the 1-0 road victory.
Thursday was another tough game for the Bucs as the teams once again entered the waning moments of the game in a scoreless tie. Delmar had enjoyed a tremendous possession and chance advantage throughout the game, forcing goalkeeper Evan Becker to log 10 saves on the evening. Once again the 78th minute looked to be fatal for Milford as the Wildcats broke the 0-0 deadlock.
Milford would respond however, as sophomore William Perez-Hernandez equalized less then a minute later, sending the game into overtime. Milford saw it’s luck run out in overtime however, as Delmar was able to tally the game winner in the games 98th minute. Milford will host Caesar Rodney Tuesday at 7 pm, before traveling to Polytech on Thursday for a 6 pm start.