Horses trample Colts in soccer shut-out
by Ruthie Pope Sports Writer
Clinton showed their talent and skill as they shut-out the 4A Cape Fear Colts, 3-0 in soccer action on Tuesday night.
The first score by the Dark Horses happened at 24:55 on a penalty kick by Eric Bradsher. The next two scores came in the second half when Bradsher found the back of the net at 61:57 with an assist by Will Reagan. Then at 67:57, Reagan scored on a corner kick from an assist by Luis Aguilar.
Clinton had 6 shots on goal and 8 corner kicks to the Colts 5 shots on goal and 2 corner kicks.
Dark Horse head coach Brad Spell was pleased with the way his team played and excited about the rest of the season in a new conference.
“I’m real happy about the win tonight. The energey was really good and it’s always good as a coach to get to see all your players play. I thought we moved the ball well tonight and we were able to capitalize on opportunities, especially in the second half,” Coach Spell remarked.
“I’m really proud at how gutsy we played tonight. We played hard and when you play hard, good things happen. I thought Cape Fear played a good match tonight, too, but we really went after those 50/50 balls tonight and were able to take advantage of the mid-field. I’m just really happy with the win tonight,” he continued.
The Dark Horse JV played well against the Colts, as well, according to Coach Spell, but their game ended with neither team scoring. In high school soccer, junior varsity games do not go into over-time.
Clinton plays again at Richlands tomorrow (Wednesday) and then they will travel to East Duplin next Thursday, Sept. 5. JV plays at 5 p.m. and varsity games being at 7 p.m.
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