Soccer Hawks pluck Eagles

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LaRue goalkeepers never had to touch the ball

By Charles Holloway

On Sept. 1, the LaRue County Hawks boys' soccer team came out sluggish against the Eagles from Campbellsville, but the boys escaped with a 4-0 blanking at home. 

Five minutes into the match, Dylan White rocketed his shot into the corner netting with the assist to fellow junior Dillon Walker. The junior attackers were unlucky as they traded passes and shots throughout the first half. The Hawks outshot the Eagles 11-2, in the half, but earned only a 1-0 lead.  Intensity picked up in the second half as the offense pelted the opponents’ goal mouth 12 times.

So dominant was the attack that the Hawk keepers of Bo Haun and Alex Wood did not touch the ball. The defensive effort of senior sweeper Chris Poteet pressured the offense. He led the defense comprising of seniors Patrick Thompson and Aaron Kennedy, juniors Brent Gozzard, Cheyenne Perkins, Josh Jones, and Andrew Skaggs, sophomore Dakota White and freshman Marshall Metcalf.

Haun and Poteet ensured the effort was complete. This combo has allowed only six goals and recorded six shutouts during the team’s first 10 matches. Continued success and efforts develop from team play, not individual play. Such is the case with these teammates as they communicate with their defensive stalwarts, who challenge any opponent to step across the line.

The Hawks dropped a game to Bullitt East Sept. 3, 0-3.