Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A conversation with Head Coach Mellon

We caught up with Coach Mellon after the 2-1 loss to Rangers Football Club from England. Here is an excerpt from our conversations.

“The game went well for the first game of the season with the guys working as 11 person unit. Unfortunately we couldn’t pull out the win, but we learned a great deal as a team, as coaches, and as individual players. This scrimmage will go a long way to getting us ready for the first official game on the season set for September 6th against Providence Country Day School.

“We have good talent on the team and according to Assistant Coach Berk, we have more talent this year then we did last year, and Bridgton Academy Soccer played to a 13-3-2 record, so that bodes well.

“We’re taking it one game at a time, they need to realize that we are going to take it one game at a time. The next couple of days we’ll get ready for our scrimmage against Lake Region, but all of this is working towards the first official game of the season against Providence Country Day School.

“We played really well the first two minutes of the second half, we played Bridgton Academy soccer and we scored. This was a tough team to play as they had a good combination of finesse and control as well as the ability to play very physical soccer. Their slide tackle skills were spectacular. It’s always interesting to see teams from different country play and to watch their style.

“We need to get better in the air and work towards coming back together and playing the Bridgton Academy way in a consistent manner.”

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