Royals fall to 2-2 in boys’ soccer

The Watertown-Mayer boys’ soccer team lost both of its games last week, falling to 2-2 after two wins to open the season.

On Monday, Aug. 27, the Royals lost 2-1 at Delano. Delano took a 2-0 lead before Matt Scanlon put the Royals on the board in the second half. For Scanlon, it was already his seventh goal of the season through just four games, the Royals were unable to mount the equalizer.

“He’s playing real well,” Watertown-Mayer coach Jeff Shults said of Scanlon. “I’m sure it’s going to be a good season for him.”
The Royals were also in action on Thursday, Aug. 30, when they were shut out 1-0 at St. John’s Academy. Shults said goalkeeper Brandon Kuntz played a strong game to keep his team in it, but the Royals just weren’t able to get on the board.

“Brandon Kuntz made a lot of nice saves,” Shults said. “He was the hero of the game. We had chances to score, but we didn’t.”

The Royals returned to action Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Rockford, and will play again on Friday, Sept. 7, when they play host to Southwest Christian at 5 p.m. in their first home game of the season. The Royals will also be at Cristo Rey Jesuit on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 4:30 p.m.