EAST BEND — Forbush soccer’s Ryan Miller scored a hat trick in a win over Dudley Monday night.
Up 2-1 at halftime thanks to a goal from Miller and Francisco Pascual, a quick goal by Dudley to tie it meant that if Forbush fans wanted to leave the field happy, someone would have to pull through. That’s where senior captain Ryan Miller stepped in to score his second and third goals of the night for a 4-2 win for the Falcons.
“Their left backs and right backs played way too far outside so I just made a diagonal run in, easy ball in, goal,” Miller said.
Early in the second half, the Falcons were dominating the possession offensively, until one moment where Dudley got the ball and made the most of it.
“It caught us by surprise, we were getting sort of complacent, we had all of the possession,” Head Coach Seth Davis said. “It was a matter of putting one or two away.”
“We really can’t be complacent, because if we are, then there’s going to be better teams than what we played tonight that will capitalize on their chances,” Miller said.
Forbush (8-1-1) has a lot of games yet to be played this year, and although these next couple of matches are still non-conference, they’re important to growing the team as a whole. Davis’ mentality is that if they would rather play against stronger teams from other classifications than have the chance of playing poorly against a weaker team and still win.
“We’ve got to schedule competitive games, scheduling teams that you have to fight through… West Forsyth’s on Wednesday, another good quality school, 4A school that should handle us, so we have to keep fighting,” Davis said.
Forbush plays West Forsyth (3-2-3) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday before traveling to Walkertown (4-3) Thursday night at 6.
Ryan DeCosta can be reached at 336-258-4052 or via Twitter @rsdecosta.