SOCCER: Hawks earn berth in Region Tourney

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By Nathaniel Bryan

 LEBANON — The fifth time was the charm for the LaRue County boys’ soccer team. So was the sixth time.

Senior Alex Cook had five goals and one assist and fellow senior Marshall Metcalf had one goal and two assists as the second-seeded Hawks beat the third-seeded Campbellsville Eagles, 7-0 in the 18th District Tournament’s late semifinal Tuesday at Marion County.

Senior Ricardo Collado added two assists for the Hawks, while senior Mason Morgan had one goal and one assist and junior Jacob Hurt had one assist.

Sophomore goalkeeper Holden Blair didn’t have to make a save as the Hawks (15-4) outshot the Eagles, 23-2.

The win, which was the Hawks’ fifth this season over the Eagles, earned LaRue County its first region tournament berth in the program’s six-year history.

“Everything came together this year for the boys and they’ve done well,” said LaRue County coach Chuck Holloway, whose team plays top-seeded Marion County (12-9) for the district title at 8 p.m. Thursday. Marion County beat LaRue County in the regular season in a shootout.

“Hopefully it will be a different story at their place,” Holloway said. “The boys are excited and ready to play; they want Marion bad.”