Ignacio High School girls soccer head coach Oscar Cosio knew there would be days like this.
Another game, another losing effort by shutout.
“We’re trying to build this program,” the Bobcats’ first-year head coach said Saturday.
Which is why Cosio again waved the voluntary run-rule in favor of a full 90-minute game, and after its 9-0 loss to Bayfield on Friday, Ignacio suffered 11-0 and 10-0 losses Saturday in a doubleheader against Telluride on Saturday in Cortez.
“We need as much game-like experience as we can,” Cosio said. “We never play 11-on-11, so we need that experience facing 11-v-11 as opposed to the seven or eight like we do in practice.
“We need to utilize the 90 minutes as much as we can – individually and as a team.”
Ignacio starting goalkeeper Nicole Williams was injured in the first game, so senior Destinee Lucero “stepped up” and made 24 saves in two games: “The score doesn’t show it, but she made a lot of great saves,” Cosio said.
Ignacio ((0-5, 0-5 Southwest Soccer League) is off for spring break, then will play April 9 at Alamosa.