The Meridian boys’ soccer team lost a tough one Saturday, falling to King’s 2-1 in the Class 1A Northwest District boys soccer tournament title game.
Even with the loss, the Trojans advance to the bi-district and play the No. 3 seed from District III. The yet-to-be-determined opponent will play at Meridian at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
Meridian’s Alex Couweleers started off the game with a bang, scoring off an assist from Isiah Ryan in the second minute of action.
“It was a great goal, a great finish,” Meridian coach Joe Spencer said in a phone interview.
From then on it was a defensive struggle, but King’s was able to score in the 50th and 78th minutes to put the game away.
“The first half, we played real well. We controlled everything,” Spencer said. “Halftime came and King’s started playing a lot faster. We kind of played to not lose instead of to win.”
Spencer said his team is prepared to face whatever comes its way.
“The way we’ve been going about it, we’re real young so it’s just one game at a time,” he said.