CEDAR RAPIDS– It was cold. It was windy. There was a threat of rain.
In other words, it was a perfect day for high school soccer.
Solon’s varsity Spartans opened their 2014 season last Thursday with a trip to Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids to face Cedar Rapids Prairie in a jamboree hosted by Cedar Rapids Washington. Both squads were ranked 13th (2A for Solon, 3A for Prairie) in preseason rankings issued by the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association.
The Prairie Hawks owned the 40-minute match from the start, scoring in the second, fifth and seventh minutes. After an offensive stalemate Prairie struck again in the 32nd minute and scored their final goal in the final minute. The Spartans never made it into scoring position, and had no attacks on the Prairie goal.
The Spartans are on the road Saturday, April 12, at a tournament in Hudson and travel to Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, April 15, with a 5:30 p.m. start time.