Boys hockey: Lapses continue in 5-2 loss to Lakeville SouthSome time away might have helped the Rosemount boys hockey team, but returning to play in January didn’t bring the relief of wins that the Irish were seeking.
By: Brian Hall, Rosemount Town Pages
Some time away might have helped the Rosemount boys hockey team, but returning to play in January didn’t bring the relief of wins that the Irish were seeking.
Rosemount coach Scott Macho felt his team was playing better as it closed out 2009 on Dec. 22. The Irish had plenty of time to rest and work on improvement before they played Lakeville South on Jan. 2.
When Rosemount returned to the ice against the Cougars, though, it was much of the same.
“We played pretty well in the first against (Lakeville South),” Macho said. “The shots were close. We were even 1-1 after the first and did a good job of doing what we were supposed to do. We had a repeat of what’s been going on with a hiccup in the second period.
“We came back in the third and did what we were supposed to do and outscored them in the third.”
The slip is becoming all too common for the Irish and it’s one of the biggest things Macho is looking to change.
“We’re just having small lapses in games,” Macho said. “We’re still trying to get a full three periods out of the kids. The thing is you can get a little down and get complacent. We don’t want them to get comfortable and used to this situation at all. It’s not fun for anybody. The boys are working hard and they need to stay together as a group. It’s a good group of kids.”
Sam Bishop scored in the first for Rosemount to make it a 1-1 game with assists to Brady Loew and Andrew Anderson. Jared Newman scored in the third as Bishop and Josh Loew had assists.
But Rosemount couldn’t overcome a four-goal outburst in the second by Lakeville South, which scored a 5-2 win.
“When we take our mental breaks it seems to pile up on us,” Macho said. “It’s a ‘When it rains, it pours,’ kind of thing.”
On Tuesday, Rosemount lost 4-1 to Hopkins.
Josh Loew scored in the second with assists to Andy Gustafson and Mike Cossalter.
“I think talent-wise we are pretty similar,” Macho said. “We got outworked.”