Watertown-Mayer girls soccer team wins possession battle

The Watertown-Mayer girls soccer team played well against Southwest Christian Aug. 30, but could not find the back of the net in the 1-0 loss.

“We played extremely well and even dominated,” coach Joseph Perez said of the Royals possessing the ball around 70 percent of the game. “We just lost composure when it comes to scoring.”

For the second time in as many games, the Royals could not pull out the win despite possessing the ball well and outshooting the opposition. Perez said the coaches and players knew scoring would be an issue this year and they are working hard in practice to overcome the final hurdle.

While they haven’t quite found the scoring touch, the Royals’ work ethic and hustle has not yet been matched, and it is only a matter of time before they break through.

“We are hard workers, and a very scrappy team,” Perez said. “We are not flashy, but we are a hard working team that doesn’t give up.”

With a tie and a loss as the last two results for Watertown-Mayer, the team could be disappointed, but they see that the winning formula is there. The Royals have not folded when playing from behind, but rather got stronger as the game goes along.

“It is encouraging to that our style stays the same,” Perez said. “We don’t start panicking.”