The Dogies’ 2018 season began with challenges regarding practice, and their season opener last Thursday against the Bearcats in Douglas reflected the rough start they’ve endured. With only two days of practice outside before kicking off their first quadrant contest, it was evident early on that Newcastle wasn’t quite up to speed.
“They scored three goals in the first four minutes and their fourth by the 10th minute,” head coach Josh Peterson sighed. “You could really tell that we hadn’t been outside, and that we didn’t have a chance to work together as a team on any of the big stuff. To make matters worse, they had already played two games, so it was ugly.”
Although they dug a hole early, the Dogies began to put things together as the game progressed, but still fell to the Bearcats 0-8.