By RICK PETERSON
There was a long list of things that Seaman girls soccer coach Tim Nussbaum saw Tuesday out of his team that need improvement.
But there was also a huge positive -- the Vikings' first victory of the 2021 season.
Freshman Marin Schuler found the back of the net midway through the opening half against Cair Paravel Latin and the Vikings made that goal stand up the rest of the way, posting a 1-0 road win over the Lions at the Sunflower Soccer Complex.
Senior Emma Meinholdt and freshman Makena Schuler combined for the shutout in goal for Seaman, which improved to 1-1 on the season.
"The first win is good for our team, but we have a lot to learn,'' Nussbaum said. "We need to make the game simpler. We're making it complicated, but we'll take the first W however it comes.''
Nussbaum, a former Topeka High coach, is in his first season with the Vikings and said he sees a lot of promise.
"We're starting to really get some good things in place and I think you'll start to see the fruits of that soon,'' he said. "It didn't quite happen today for us, but we'll make it happen.''
Cair Paravel, which fell to 1-2-0, had trouble getting much offense generated against the Vikings in the loss.
"My hat goes off to Seaman,'' Lions coach Doug Woolery said. "They're always physical. We played them two years ago and we ended up winning, but they're always physical, they're always tough.
"They have a lot of depth. Their bench is full of good players who can come on and that always works against us. We knew were were going to have a tough game today, we really did, and they didn't disappoint.''
SEAMAN 1, CAIR PARAVEL LATIN 0
Seaman (1-1-0) 1 0 -- 1
Cair Paravel (1-2-0) 0 0 -- 0
Seaman -- Goal: Marin Schuler. Shutout: Emma Meinholdt, Makena Schuler.