Frankfort has proven to be a tough season-opening matchup for Logansport’s boys soccer team in recent years.
The Hot Dogs scored three goals within eight minutes early in the first half and held on for a 3-0 win at Logansport Tuesday.
“This was tough for all of them because they were psychologically pumped, a home game, we had a nice crowd,” Logan coach Mike Turner said. “They just weren’t emotionally ready to give up that first goal. It just set us back and the second one caught us, then the third and finally we got to halftime.”
The Berries (0-1) came out of halftime a more focused group and just missed on a few tries that could have got them back into the game.
“We hit the post, were a little unlucky a couple times,” Turner said. “We played better in the second half. That whole first half we were disorganized. We gave up that goal, then the second one. Then we just got more disorganized.
“And I was trying to sub to get guys in there. They were asking for subs and wanting water, they were feeling the goals and feeling the loss. They lost their energy.”
The Berries were also shorthanded. They lost starting right defender Ernesto Galvan to injury at Saturday’s scrimmage at Warsaw, and sure enough the Hot Dogs (1-0) scored the game’s first goal from the spot that he would have occupied.
“That’s where the first goal from,” Turner said. “We had a sophomore at right defender.
“We’ve got a couple guys with quad strains. And we’ve got a couple guys sitting out right now, they’ll be in the lineup next Tuesday — focus, lack of leadership — I just wasn’t going to give them any playing time.”
Frankfort’s Cristofer Alconedo had two goals and an assist to lead the way for the Hot Dogs. Evan Giebel had the other goal.