Boys Varsity Soccer · Varsity drops heartbreaker to Salina Central


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Senior night tonight for the Panthers but also a league title on the line. The Panthers came out strong and played a very controlled tempo through the first twenty minutes or so of the game. Everything was going their way as Derby was dangerous but unable to finish. Then a sudden change. Derby was no longer controlling the midfield and gave Salina Central the chance to control the game. It would not take long for Salina Central to punish Derby as a player went unmarked and put in the lone goal of the evening in the 30’.
The Panthers just had an issue from that point of getting any type of rhythm. They were given a gift of going up a man with just over thirty minutes left in the match but settled for trying to always go forward, instead of working the ball in their usual fashion. As a result Dereby was not able to get the equalizer they needed, giving Salina Central the win and the league title.
Derby finishes the regular season 12-4 overall and 5-1 in league. The Panthers will host the first round of regionals on Tuesday at Panther Stadium.