In five of the 11 games this season, the Somerset boys hockey team has surrendered five or more goals. Four of those five games resulted in the team’s losses as the Spartans end the 2016 portion of their schedule with a 7-4 record.
The Spartans lost two of their three games last week, giving up 15 goals over the three games.
The week started with a 6-0 loss at Onalaska last Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Spartans faced West Salem in a tournament at Menomonie. It didn’t go well for the Spartans, who came away on the losing end of an 8-2 decision.
Things did begin to turn around on Thursday when the Spartans score a 4-1 win over Ashwaubenon in the second round of the Menomonie tournament.
Somerset coach Dan Gilkerson said the porous defensive play can no longer be overlooked.