"We played well enough to win. The festivities that come with Senior Night may have played a small role but the team didn't quit. We haven't all year," said Phantoms coach Mike Koch.
It was the sixth time this season that the Phantoms have been involved in a one-goal game, losing for the first time last night.
The Lady Phantoms have three games remaining, with Koch pinpointing two of Phoenixville's opponents.
"St. Basil and Lansdale Catholic are huge games for us. They are two games that could give us a good shot at districts," Koch said.
The Phantoms boys soccer team also lost to Friends' Central, falling by a score of 4-1. Scoring Phoenixville's lone goal was Luke O'Brien on a feed from Chris Nusser. Goalie Ross Peterson stopped 20 of Friends' 24 shots.
The loss drops the boys' record to 3-12 overall, and 3-9 in PAC-10 play. However, the Phantoms' losses were hard fought, and until recently the team still had a shot at making the district playoffs. But two losses in a row may have sealed the Phantoms' fate.
"We're going to continue to play hard. and keep our heads up. We will finish the season on a positive note, and, from there, we'll start again next year," said Phantoms coach Ryan Bombick.
Phoenixville's boys soccer team hopes for some more fortunate bounces whent it takes on Pottstown today, at home, at 4 p.m.