The boys and girls Wildcat soccer teams dominated region foes Liberty County Saturday. The boys won 4-0 to continue their record of not giving up one goal in region play while the girls took home a 9-0 victory.
Racking up goals for the boys were Sam Vernon and Greyson Surges with two each. Vernon had one assist while Brian Adams had two. Keeper Zach Alltop garnered eight saves.
"Three games in five days showed in our energy level," Coach Wade Wright said. "The 80-plus degrees did not help either. It is a testament to these guys how they go about their business during a game under such conditions. This win puts us in a unique position where a win Tuesday versus BC at home will clinch the sub-region championship and ensure that we host the region tournament. Our goal between now and then is simply to keep doing what we are doing."
Scoring for the girls were Lori Barnes and Azea Mustafa with two while one point each was garnered by Whitney Regan, Lauren Regan, Anna Bausum, Lauren Hall and Lindsey Vasher. Assists were made by Hall, Vasher, Lauren Regan and Katie Hudson. Keeper Raisa Martinez only had to make one save against the scoreless Liberty team.
"Liberty is still building a program and they have a lot of young players, but they played hard the whole game," Coach Steve Kollman said. "We took a lot of shots and worked on a lot of tactical strategy that we plan to use against St. Vincent’s."
The St. Vincent’s game was played last night. Results were not available at press time, but are online, along with the boys’ game results versus BC, at www.bryancountynews.net. They are the one region team that has defeated the Lady Cats.
"Even if we don’t win against St. Vincent’s, we should be in the state playoffs," Kollman continued. "We have a young team this year, so I’ve had to coach a little harder. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - this team will go as far as their mental focus allows them too. Well, they’ve stayed focused here lately and we’ve seen the success that that brings. If they continue, the sky’s the limit for these girls."
Next up for the teams is a rematch with Liberty, after spring break, on March 25.