Friday the Decorah boys soccer team (0-2) traveled to Iowa City Regina, falling to the Regals 2-1.

Regina scored the first goal of the game just one minute into it.

"Throughout the first half the Regals were putting Decorah under pressure, but Decorah was able to hold off their attack and defended well," said Coach David Keller.

In the second half, Decorah came out on fire, causing problems for the Regina defense. Just eight minutes into the frame, Josh Miller scored on a shot to the upper corner of the net.

With just eight minutes remaining, Regina scored again to get the win.

"I believe this Regina team will compete for a state championship in 1A this year, so we knew from the start they were going to be good competition," said Keller. "In the first half, we looked scared, tentative, passive, etc., and Regina punished us for that. Once we got over the shock factor and decided to fight and play our game, I thought we were clearly the better team. We've had some good competition to start this season, and even though our results haven't been fantastic, I believe we are learning some invaluable lessons that will help us down this road."



The Vikings play their first home game of the year Tuesday, April 9, against Aplington-Parkersburg at 5 p.m. at the high school field. Thursday, April 11, the Vikes play at Independence at 5 p.m.

Regina scored the first goal of the game just one minute into it.

"Throughout the first half the Regals were putting Decorah under pressure, but Decorah was able to hold off their attack and defended well," said Coach David Keller.

In the second half, Decorah came out on fire, causing problems for the Regina defense. Just eight minutes into the frame, Josh Miller scored on a shot to the upper corner of the net.

With just eight minutes remaining, Regina scored again to get the win.

"I believe this Regina team will compete for a state championship in 1A this year, so we knew from the start they were going to be good competition," said Keller. "In the first half, we looked scared, tentative, passive, etc., and Regina punished us for that. Once we got over the shock factor and decided to fight and play our game, I thought we were clearly the better team. We've had some good competition to start this season, and even though our results haven't been fantastic, I believe we are learning some invaluable lessons that will help us down this road."



The Vikings play their first home game of the year Tuesday, April 9, against Aplington-Parkersburg at 5 p.m. at the high school field. Thursday, April 11, the Vikes play at Independence at 5 p.m.