Princeton’s Panthers defeated Anna, 4-1, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Coyote Stadium with a three-goal second-half push. The Coyotes were hampered by the of loss a player due to a red-card penalty for tackling late in the first half with Princeton up, 1-0. The Panthers went on lead, 3-0, midway through the second half before Anna’s senior Miguel Jaramillo booted home the Coyotes’ lone goal on a penalty kick with 15 minutes left to play.
“The kids put in good effort, but we just gave up a couple of soft goals, in my opinion,” Anna head coach Matt Ellis said. “I was actually pleased with the way we played. Defensively, I thought we played alright. I know, you give up four goals and you might not think we were solid defensively, but it’s just a few mistakes. Princeton is a solid team. They’re now 9-3 on the season, I think. They’d only allowed seven goals in their previous 11 games. It’s a good team. … We didn’t give them a whole lot of opportunities in the first half. We just got tired legs in the second half. And with tired legs came mistakes and it led to goals. So I’m not disappointed with the way we played, defensively, at all - really, in any of the guys. I was pleased with the effort.”