The bad news: The Lodi Flames varsity boys soccer team dropped its league opener. The good news: The Flames have plenty of time to make amends. Lodi fell behind early and couldn’t recover despite some great opportunities down the stretch in a 3-2 loss to the visiting Chavez Titans on Friday evening.
Chavez scored the opening goal in the 11th minute, capitalizing on a poor clear by the Flames. The Titans added another goal in the 32nd minute, heading a shot over a charging Lodi keeper.