TIFFIN– Sometimes a loss can rejuvenate a team and spur them on to victory the next go-around. For the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys’ varsity soccer squad, a recent loss to West Delaware may have added a little more fuel to their fire Thursday, May 17, as friendly rival Solon came to town.
“We remembered how to win,” coach Tim Benson said after CCA’s 2-1 WaMaC victory, the first over the Spartans in recent years and a much better showing than last year’s blowout in Solon.
Nine minutes into the first half, Gavin Lukes fired a scoring shot to put the Clippers on the board. The 1-0 lead held through the halftime break. At about the same point in the second period, Ryan Hall scored on a free kick.
It looked as though the Clippers were going to sail away with a shut-out until just under seven minutes left to play. Solon’s Austin Holub finally got the Clipper goal in his crosshairs and launched a bombing run that managed to get past CCA’s Casey Rohret to score.
The Clippers fended off additional Spartan attacks to hold on for the win.