WATTSBURG-For the second time this season, the Eisenhower Knights failed to put one in the net against Region 3 opponent Seneca, as they fell to 5-8-1 overall with a 2-0 road loss to the Bobcats.
"I thought we looked lethargic at times, but the guys fought hard all the way to the end," said Eisenhower coach Matt Decker. "We tried to push it, it just didn't look like we had our best today."
Seneca got on the board just 13 minutes into the game, and to make matters worse, Eisenhower's starting goalkeeper Alex Johnson was injured on the play and was unable to return to the game.
With Johnson out, Decker turned to Casey Vincent in net, losing his abilities as a forward for the majority of the game.
"We couldn't get much of an attack going without him," said Decker.
The Knights held Seneca scoreless through the rest of the first and most of the second half, until the Bobcats buried an insurance goal just before the end of the game after Vincent had moved back into the field.
Despite the loss, Decker credited the play of Ricky Zortman and Erik Daugharthy at midfield and Vincent in goal.
Ike will get another shot at a tough region opponent on Wednesday, hosting North East at Eisenhower High School.