The Ottumwa Courier


April 23, 2013

Bulldogs get shut out by Waukee

OTTUMWA — The wheels just weren't turning for us.

That was how Ottumwa boys soccer coach Aaron Rose summed up the Bulldogs' 5-0 loss to Waukee Monday at Wertheim Field. It was an apt description.

For whatever reason, the Bulldogs just couldn't get into the flow. It didn't help that the Spartan Warriors' suffocating defense rendered Ottumwa's offense obsolete for much of the game.

"We didn't have good touches today, so we need to get better at that," Ottumwa's Ismar Argueta said.

The Spartan Warriors, however, didn't establish offensive dominance right away — the two teams seemed pretty evenly match early in the first half. But about midway through the half, the Warriors began control the tempo of the game.

"Waukee really, really dug in defensively," Rose said.

At first, fullback Charlie Altfillisch was able to stymie the Spartan Warriors' offense by providing a bullwark in front of the Bulldogs goal. Waukee, however, continued to play the role of the aggresor, and eventually the Spartan Warriors managed to break through. Isaac Bruns managed to dribble through a couple of Ottumwa defenders before he punched a shot into the left side of the net to put his team up 1-0 with 22:18 left in the half. Though they remained on the offensive, Ottumwa managed to prevent the Spartan Warriors from getting another goal before halftime.

But the offensive floodgates really opened for Waukee in the second half. The Spartan Warriors' Tom Bean blasted in a penalty shot before Ottumwa goalkeeper Arny Perez had time to react. That upped Waukee's lead to 2-0 44 minutes into the game. A couple minutes later Perez, who was perpetually busy, deflected a shot, but the deflection bounced to Bruns, who booted in another goal that extended Waukee's lead to 3-0. Meanwhile, Ottumwa continued to sputter on offense. Waukee tacked on two more goals before the game came to an end.

"It just started out with the warmups being mediocre; it just went down from there," Rose said.

Ottumwa (3-3) won't have long to lick its wounds as the Bulldogs take on CIML foe Des Moines Lincoln today at Eric Wertheim Field.

Waukee 5, Ottumwa 0

Wauk 1 4 — 5

Ottu 0 0 — 0

Scoring Summary

Wauk— Issac Bruns goal, 17:82.

Wauk — Tom Bean goal, 44:00

Wauk — Bruns goal, 46:92.

Wauk — Jonathan Brimeyer goal, 62:74.

Wauk — Bean goal, 77:89.

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