WCHS soccer nets another win

Posted By | March 31, 2008 12:00 am

Graceful action

Cumberland County sandwich

The White County High School Warrior soccer team improved to 3-1 on the season with a hard fought 1-0 win over Cumberland County in Sparta on Thursday.
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A Jonathan Fann goal, his seventh of the season, less than five minutes into the game proved to be the game winner.  Neither team would score again in the contest as the Warrior defense, led by goalkeeper, Chris Dodson, recorded the shut out.
Even though, the scoring was limited in the contest, there was plenty of aggressive action and excitement in the game.
Fann’s goal came from approximately eight yards out and was set up by a nice throw-in from Kris Jones from the right side.  Jones faked the short toss and then threw long to Matt Geer, who made the pass to Fann  for the goal.  
From there, the offense kept a steady attack and actually had several good shots on goal.  Some were narrowly missed, while others were blocked by the Cumberland County keeper.  Jessie Lilligren and Stephen Mackie each had nice shots, but came up just short.  
Coach Ross Fann was very proud of his team’s third win of the season.
“Defensively, we were tenacious and relentless throughout the entire game.  Stephen Mackie continues to be a monster at his center defensive position and Chris Dodson played superbly preserving the shutout.  The team simply made up their minds that Crossville was not going to score and that we were not going to lose that game.  The assist from Matt Geer on Jonathan’s goal is a prime example of the unselfish play the team is starting to exhibit.
“We have been talking a lot lately about what it means to be a true Warrior and what it means to have the heart of a Warrior.  I am proud to say that we have several Warriors on the team that I would be glad to go to battle with.  I know they would stand together and do their best to the very end.  Really, that’s all you can ask of anybody.”
Cumberland County fell to 2-2-2 with the loss.  
The Warriors will put their winning record to task this week with three games.  They open district play on the road Tuesday at Oakland (1-4).  They will then step back outside of the district to play a pair of Class AA teams to end the week.  They will host Sequatchie County Thursday and travel to DeKalb County Friday. 

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