Concordia Soccer: Stingers Keep Slipping

Concordia Suffers Home Defeat To Sherbrooke, Still Winless After Five Matches

  • Concordia midfielder Leonard Loyseau tries to take the ball away from a Sherbrooke Vert et Or player during the Stingers 1-0 loss to Sherbrooke on Sunday, Sept. 21. Photo Laura Lalonde

The Stingers men’s soccer team had hoped to record their first win of the season against Sherbrooke on Sunday but were left extremely disappointed after the final whistle.

The Stingers dropped a 1-0 game against a Sherbrooke side that had not won all year and was tied for dead last in the RSEQ.

“We performed poorly,” said team captain Jose Prida. “This was a game that we should have won, but things didn’t go our way. We put up a bad team performance because we weren’t at the level we should have been.”

Sherbrooke’s lone marker came in the 21st minute, courtesy of Sherbrooke midfielder Didier Labarre.
The visitors, who were relieved to score a goal, put Concordia under pressure for the remainder of the match. The Stingers went into the second half looking for a win but did not come close. Too many of their passes were either incomplete or late. They had fewer shots on target and were simply not at their best.

Stingers rookie midfielder Gabriel Carrera dribbles the ball during his team’s 1-0 loss to Sherbrooke on Sunday, Sept. 21. Photo Laura Lalonde

“We are very disappointed with our performance, said midfielder Karim Haroun. “We did not perform well enough, and most of our passes were late.”

“There was a lack of effort, lack of willingness to win, and a lack of devotion to the game,” said Concordia’s assistant coach Francois Bastien. “It is extremely disappointing, and it is going to have an immense impact on our season.”

With a lack of positive results to start the season, the Stingers will look to make a number of changes in anticipation for their Friday night home encounter versus the Montreal Carabins.

“We are basically back to square one in terms of tactics, and we will use this week to field a team on Friday that might look very, very different,” added Bastien. “We just have to start again from the beginning.”

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