One win, one loss for WCMS soccer
By Jerry Lowery | March 14, 2019 1:04 pm
March 11 – Cheney Scores the hat trick to lead Warriors over York
The White County Middle School Warriors traveled north to face the York Dragons in a soccer match, on March 11, and came home with a big win by a score of 7-2.
The coveted hat trick term originated from the game of cricket, in 1858. When a player scored three goals in a game, that player was then awarded a hat, often filled with money. Angelo Cheney went for the “hat trick” Monday night by scoring three goals to lead the Warriors.
Nathaniel Griffin scored two goals, Nate Mullins scored one goal, and Daniel Gilley had one goal to finish off the scoring.
Coach Pete Hawes stated after the game, “I am extremely proud of the way the boys played tonight. Everyone was able to get some much needed experience on the field, which will help us down the stretch of our schedule. The win gives the Warriors a two-game winning streak.”
March 12 – Warriors fall to Cumberland County 6-4
The Warriors started off quickly, on March 12, with Nate Mullins scoring a goal three minutes into the game. Mullins did not take long to score his second goal of the night three minutes later, moving the score to 2-0. After two costly penalty kicks, Cumberland tied the game at two. Malachi Dowell took the ball after the second penalty kick, down the left side on a breakaway and drove the ball into the back of the net to put Sparta up at the half 3-2.
Mullins started again early in the second half by scoring his own “hat trick” of three goals in one night, moving the score 4-2. The Sparta defense could not hold off the offensive attack in the second half by Cumberland County, with them scoring four straight goals to take the win.
Jake Bouldin had numerous saves during the game. The Warriors have a much needed rest and take the field March 18.