Lebanon — It wasn’t a pretty goal or a pretty game Tuesday night against Heritage Christian, but the Lebanon Tigers boys soccer team improved to 3-1 with a 1-0 victory.
Junior Jake Bashor got his body in front of a Will Mock cross with 34 minutes remaining to redirect the ball into the goal.
“A goal is a goal,” Lebanon head coach Ryan Tucker said. “Unfortunately I don’t think it was a very good night for us. They were the better team throughout the game and we were lucky to pull out a victory.”
After dropping their opening game of the season, the Tigers came into Tuesday night having won their previous two games.
Tucker said he thought the two wins may have affected his teams mindset.
“I think we are a little content right now,” Tucker said. “We pulled off a couple of victories against teams we have never beaten before in Terre Haute South and Plainfield. Suddenly we think we are better than maybe we are. Hopefully this was a smack in the face to the guys and they wake up.”
After neither team produced any serious threats in the first half, the Tigers took advantage of their first chance in the second.
Jacob Turner tried to find Mock with a cross, but it went over his head and toward the left sideline.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's Lebanon Reporter.