Central boys' soccer team starting to put it all together
It’s familiar territory for the Manchester Central boys’ soccer team. The two-time defending Division I state champions are off to a 1-2-0 start and host Concord (2-0-1) tonight at 6:30 at Gill Stadium.
Central fell to Merrimack 3-2 in the season-opener at Southern New Hampshire University and then dropped to 0-2 with a 2-0 loss at Hanover.
“I think they came out nervous in the first game. Even in the 2-0 loss to Hanover I was encouraged,” LaBerge said. “I think by October we’ll be all right.”
“The Alvirne game, the intensity of that game was pretty high for the third game of the year,” LaBerge said. “The other teams have a playoff mentality against us. It’s great for us. I can already see us handling it better.”
“Concord is good. This is a test for us,” LaBerge said. “They are a perennial contender and I expect them to be in the top four all year.” Among the other matchups to keep an eye on today on the boys’ slate are Coe-Brown of Northwood (2-1-0) visiting Oyster River (2-0-1) in Division II and Gilford visits Laconia in a battle of teams with 2-1-0 records out of the gate in Division III.