The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team had some great scoring opportunities, but could not follow through as they lost to Ferris High School 2-0 on Thursday on the team's annual trip to Spokane, Wash.
"They outplayed us pretty consistently," Juneau coach Gary Lehnhart said of Ferris. "We never really got going very well, and they had us on our heels from the beginning. We had some chances, and could have made it a game, but we couldn't convert the chances we had."
Juneau (3-1-1 overall) had several good scoring opportunities in the first half - one when the Ferris goalkeeper dropped the ball - but the Crimson Bears were unable to convert.
Ferris scored its first goal on a header off a free kick in the 37th minute, and added its second in the 49th minute on a header off a cross pass.
"We played a little better after (the second goal)," Lehnhart said. "Kabil Seesan started to do some things (on offense), and we had a few chances to equalize it, but we did not finish."
Juneau's Carlos Cuellar had a good game at midfield, winning a number of balls, and Dylan Ashe continued his strong play up front, Lehnhart said.
The Crimson Bears play Mount Spokane - one of the region's top teams - today, and end the trip with a game at Mead on Saturday.
Lehnhart said he's interested to see how his team responds after its first loss of the season, with two more games left on a grueling road trip.
"It's good to be here," Lehnhart said. "The talent level is always high, and it's a good challenge for our guys. ... Mentally, tomorrow will be a test for us."