Tigers get split in rare soccer double dip
Enrique Ramirez heads the ball away from the South Fremont player on Saturday.
ST. ANTHONY â€” The Aberdeen Tigers commenced on a rare double header on the pitch Saturday as they took on both Fremont County teams at their respective home fields.
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After catching a 6 A.M bus ride to Ashton the Aberdeen squad picked up a nice 3-2 victory over North Fremont. After that win, Aberdeen then traveled to St. Anthony where they tangled with the Cougars, eventually dropping a defensive struggle 1-0.
"We are pretty tired," Aberdeen head coach Nate Tracy said. "It's tough. Get on a bus at 6 A.M. Drive two and a half hours to play a game and then drive to a second game. We then had to play into the wind for the entire first half and it was just way to much to ask these guys."
Despite the obvious fatigue issue, the Tigers played very well in the second game against the Cougars, matching them stride for stride for most of the contest until a late goal in the 63rd minute by the Cougars.
"These guys play so hard out there," coach Tracy said. "This is what they love to do and they give everything that they've got every time out. They play hard no matter where we are at because they are out to prove that they are just as good, or better than these bigger teams that we face."
In the North Fremont game Ezequiel Uribe cashed in a pair of goals in the contest and Augustine Medel added a goal for the winning cause.
Aberdeen (5-4-1, 1-0-0) will host Marsh Valley on Wednesday before welcoming Snake River to town on Thursday.