Soccer Trojans doubled by Titans

By Dan Falloon, Portage Daily Graphic

The Portage Collegiate Institute Trojans soccer team didn't pull out a win, but came out with a much better showing than in their West Winnipeg Athletic Conference season opener.

The Trojans lost 4-2 to the Shaftesbury Titans on Monday, but were improved on their first game of the season, a 9-0 loss to the Vincent Massey Trojans last week.

Brandon Brown scored in the opening minutes for PCI, and after Shaftesbury tied it, Eric Wallace placed the Trojans ahead before the half. However, the Titans found the equalizer in the second half before potting a pair on loose balls late in the game to secure the victory.

Though the Titans weren't at the level of Vincent Massey - which won the St. John's Ravenscourt tournament over the weekend - coach Cam Scott said his club was vastly superior in terms of its basic skills and game play.

"We didn't get the W, but it was certainly a much better played game," said Scott. "They know now how much better they can play, so we'll certainly take that into the next match."

Scott was thrilled to see Brown come through early and help get PCI an early advantage.

"A cross came in from the right side of the pitch and Brandon just happened to be at the right place at the right time, got a foot on it, and it went for a 1-0 lead," said Scott.

For more, please see Tuesday's edition of the Portage Daily Graphic.

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