By Josh Bronson
Pilot staff writer
After trailing 4-1 at halftime, the Brookings-Harbor High School boys' soccer team was able to mount a comeback and pull out a 5-4 win over the Coquille Red Devils Tuesday night.
"We weren't concentrating on the game in the first half," Coach Gabe Anaya said. "We made some big mistakes and we missed too many shots on goal."
Juan Garcia scored the lone goal for the Bruins in the first half.
In the second half, the Bruins were able to come out more focused and take control of the game.
"We didn't give up," Anaya said. "We were always charging and we started to pass the ball better and put in the effort."
Garcia tallied two more goals in the second half and Mark Aguirre found the back of the net as well to help the Bruins tie the game at 4-4.
The winning goal came with less than 10 minutes to play as a Red Devil miscue resulted in an own goal and put the Bruins up 5-4 for the win.
"It's not the way we wanted to win the game," Anaya said. "We wanted to win from the beginning. We're a talented enough team that we shouldn't have to do that."
The next game for the Bruins is a home game against the Douglas Trojans on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m. The JV boys' soccer team also plays Douglas at home at 3 p.m.