Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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August 24, 2013

Greensburg soccer coach sees progress despite kickers' loss

The Greensburg boys soccer team fell to visiting South Dearborn 2-0 Thursday.

First-year Greensburg coach Nicolas Dye-Pellisson noted that a faster South Dearborn squad was a crucial factor in the Pirates’ defeat.

“They need to be faster,” he said. “Speed is the key. I’m seeing improvements in small bits. They just need to learn how to win.”

More speed could have increased the competitiveness of the Pirates, who have played short-handed thanks to injury.

According to Dye-Pellisson, he was pleased with the play of junior Todd Overmyer at goalkeeping.

“We were very happy with Todd,” he said, adding that the two shots the Knights took for goals were difficult to catch.

“He’s stepping up and learning,” he said. “We’re very happy with him.”

The Pirates will regroup and focus on its next opponent in Union County, scheduled for noon Saturday (today).

“I’m already looking ahead to Saturday’s game,” said Dye-Pellisson Thursday. “You have to look ahead. Turn the page and focus your mind on the next game.”

Greensburg (0-2) hosts Franklin County Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Contact Nick Gonnella at (812) 663-3111, x7003.

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