When a soccer match is scheduled, it is played.
Pure and simple.
Rain or shine.
The Clear Creek Middle School soccer squads hosted Dawson County Middle School yesterday for 120 minutes of muddy, rainy action that concluded with a 5-1 Bobcats victory and the same final tally for a Lady Tigers triumph.
Fredy Sanchez continued his banner year for CCMS, garnering two goals in the first half. David Reynoso added one to give the Cats a 3-0 advantage. Dawson got on the scoreboard just before halftime, courtesy of a shot from Christian Harper.
Clear Creek built on its 3-1 halftime lead with two more goals from Sanchez in the second half, each just 90 seconds apart. The Tigers were unable to respond, giving the Bobcats a 3-0 victory.
“The way we typically play … we couldn’t really do that today, because the ball wasn’t going anywhere,” said head Bobcats coach Adam Palmer. “So tactically, we had to play a different game. We were able to do that and it all worked out.”
In the nightcap, the Lady Cats scored their only goal of the contest on a penalty kick from Naomi Coombs, with 12:43 left in the first half. Madison Anglin tied the game at 1-1 with a goal for Dawson, as 8:48 remained in the half. Molly Muenchin then edged the Lady Tigers ahead 2-1 with a goal at the 4:18 mark, which led to DCMS holding a 2-1 halftime lead.
CCMS was unable to slow down Muenchin in the second half, as she scored goals with 23:02, 11:04 and 9:19 left on the clock. Although the Lady Cats took numerous shots at the goal, none were successful in crossing the line, awarding Dawson with a 5-1 victory.
“We’re very proud of all the girls,” head Lady Tigers coach Jessie Edwards said after the game. “I didn’t expect much with this weather and all, but they pulled it out and showed me something.”
“The girls came out and really played as a team,” assistant coach Mark Anglin added. “They played their positions well and it was a team effort. We’re very proud of them coming together.”
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