When a win feels more like a loss or a tie

It’s interesting when coaches call in to report scores, you can often predict the result by the tone of their voice.
When Central Kitsap boys soccer coach Christopher Floro called in Friday to report his team’s 3-2 victory over Peninsula, he sounded pretty … perturbed. He proceeded to tell me why.
In winning their first game of the season, the Cougars turned a 3-0 contest with 10 minutes remaining to a one-goal game after two defensive miscues.
Afterward, Floro let his players know he wasn’t happy. Even though both miscues were by the same player, he didn’t single anyone out, but made sure his players understood that giving up goals late in games — especially goals that were preventable — won’t help the Cougars win a third consecutive Narrows League title.
With three games against Bellarmine Prep, South Kitsap and Gig Harbor next week, CK has a chance to make an early-season statement. But only if they avoid late-game meltdowns that almost cost them a win Friday.

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