Adel-DeSoto-Minburn boys’ soccer had its hands full with Winterset on Thursday, May 5. The Tigers lost 1-0 to the one-loss visitors in a tightly-contested matchup.
The lone goal came in the 36th minute when Winterset’s Matt Bauer found the back of the net off a corner kick.
A-D-M had several goal-scoring opportunities in the final minutes of the first half but could not break through Winterset’s defense.
A-D-M coach Bill Shields said both teams played well in the contest at Island Park in Adel.
"It was a relatively even game," Shields said. "Great players in mid-field from both teams. It was a really interesting battle in there. I’m obviously disappointed in the result. I’m not totally disappointed in the way in which we played."
Shields said the team has to defend better in dead ball situations. He feels good about the way the team is doing most things, but a few defense kinks need to be worked on.
"We need to set a few things up so that we do defend corners better and spread the ball a little better, too," Shields said.
The Tigers’ coach also talked about the intensity that the team must bring as the season nears its end. The team played pretty quickly on Thursday, but Winterset was able to keep up.
On Tuesday, A-D-M took on Perry with a regular season title at stake. The Tigers lost 2-0 in Perry. due to what Shields called a couple defensive slips. A Tigers win would have resulted in a three-way tie for first place in the Raccoon River Conference.
Despite the two recent losses, A-D-M is still playing well and expects success as postseason play is right around the corner.
A-D-M will round out the regular season with a home game against Carlisle on Monday, May 16. Substate competition will begin the following week.