District soccer: Patience pays off, Mosley beats Bay

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Published: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 17:21 PM.

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Patience is not a word often used to describe high school-aged boys.

In his first year as the Mosley boys soccer coach, Ryan Rogers has finagled a way to make that description appropriate for his players.

Mosley’s ball-control style of offense applied pressure all night, and the Dolphins took advantage of two defensive miscues to earn a 2-0 victory Friday in the District 2-3A championship game at the Mike Gavlak Sports Complex.

Mosley (11-1-1) will host Gulf Breeze — a 2-0 loser against Choctawhatchee in the District 1-3A title game Friday night — in the Region 1-3A quarterfinals on Thursday. Bay (10-6-2) will travel to play Choctaw the same night.

“We need to play consistent for 80 minutes and put moments of brilliance together,” Rogers said.

Mosley scored both of its goals against the Tornadoes after mistakes by Bay.

Alex Burgans’ corner kick resulted in an own goal when the ball struck off of a Bay defender’s leg and was redirected into the back of the net. Burgans sent the ball into the 18-yard box on a low trajectory, and Bay goalkeeper Zach Watson was helpless to stop the ricochet.

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