Soccer nets another “W”
Posted By Sparta Live | April 29, 2013 12:00 am
Not winning has been a rare thing for the Warrior soccer team this spring, however, their previous two outings had failed to yield a “W” for the team.
They corrected that Thursday night in Carthage with a 5-0 win over Smith County.
After having won seven of their first eight games, the Warriors had ended their last two games with a narrow loss and a tie. Thursday’s game was about getting back to where they needed to be as the season heads down the stretch – on the winning side of things.
The trip to Carthage took care of just that.
The Warriors jumped to a 2-0 halftime advantage, added three goals in the second half while holding the Owls scoreless for the 5-0 win.
C.D. Hindenberger got the scoring started in the 15th minute of the contest off an assist from Jordan Dukes.
Dukes then netted the second goal of the game in the 21st minute. James Fish had the assist on the goal and the Warriors took the 2-0 lead into the intermission.
Adam Jones scored the next two goals for WCHS in minute increments. His first came with 25 minutes left in the game and then, just a minute later, ran the lead to 4-0 off an assist from Hindenberger. Dukes added his second goal of the game off another assist from Hindenberger with four minutes to play for the final of 5-0.
Coach Doug Dodson commented on the win, “It was a good solid game played tonight by the Warriors. This was our best effort with passing, attacking the ball and finishing at the goal this season. The last couple of days we have refocused our efforts to get back to the fundamentals of soccer and it paid off with a good team win. Coach Webb and I were proud of the way this team has responded and worked to improve over the past few days and look forward to continuing this type of play next Thursday against Bledsoe County.”
The Warriors are now 8-2-1 overall on the season with one regular season contest remaining. They will host Bledsoe County Thursday at 6 p.m. for senior night. The four Warrior seniors, along with their parents, will be honored at halftime.