Trojans go on skid after win against Mount Vernon

Every season will have its ups and downs through the course of the year. The losses will always come with wins, and that’s been the story for South Tama County’s boys soccer team.

The Trojans pulled out a 2-1 victory against Mount Vernon on May 3.

“We played some of the best soccer of the year against Mount Vernon,” said head coach Jeff Niedermann.

All three goals of the game came in the second half, with both of South Tama’s goals coming from leading scorer Pedro Nunez.

This was an important result to get after the team had dropped back to back contests against Vinton-Shellsburg and Center Point-Urbana.

The boys traveled to Waverly for the Waverly Invitational, where they were up against some stellar competition with games against Decorah, Hampton-Dumont-CAL and Waverly-Shell Rock.

All three of their games ended in close losses — 3-0 to Decorah, 3-2 to Hampton-Dumont-Cal and 2-1 to Waverly-Shell Rock.

“The Waverly tournament is three games we should have won,” Niedermann said.

These weekend results saw the Trojans fall to 5-7 on the season with three games left to play in the regular season. South Tama sits in third in the WaMaC-West divisional standings.

If South Tama can bounce back after this tournament and find themselves in the win column, it could generate some momentum heading into the postseason.