By Ted Waddell
FALLSBURG Turnabout is fair play.
The first time the Fallsburg Comets soccer team took on The Family School Falcons this season, the Comets were defeated, 7-0.
But on Tuesday afternoon, the Comets shut out the visiting Falcons, 4-0, in a non-league match.
Fallsburg (3-4-1) headed in the right direction in the first half by scoring three goals.
Andrew Juarez scored off an assist from Armin Chavez at 13:00, Julio Deras had a quick strike on an assist by Aaron Velasquez at 14:00 and Zac Jonas scored off a free kick from Chavez at 36:00.
In the wake of 34 minutes of scoreless competition in the second half, Chavez scored the final goal of the match on a free kick from about 50 yards outside the box.
The Family School took to the field with an 8-1 record and Coach James Williamson thought his players may have taken the opposition a little too lightly.
“They outplayed us today,” he said. “I think we got a little cocky and came in here thinking we could win, and you see what happens when you think that.
“Maybe it’s a good thing for us at this point in the season, and get us back to where we where,” he added. “We’re coming into the end of the season in the next three weeks.”
Williamson figured the loss would serve as a wake up call to his team which had won seven games in a row.
“It’s a great win for us because we went up there and lost 7-0 in the first game of the season,” Fallsburg Coach Darren Kenney said. “I’m real proud of our guys, it’s a nice turnaround. I challenged them to step up and play stronger. We made it our game, and once we got that first one in there, the momentum swung our way.”