Boys Middle School Soccer
Game Summaries & Headlines.
MS Boys Soccer traveled to Lenoir City last night, coming away with a 2-1 victory and pushing past a team they tied earlier in the season. As the last remaining undefeated team in the league, the CCS Lions now stand alone atop the Tennessee River Valley Regional standings with a 4-0-1 record.
Lenoir City’s offense was extremely active in the first half, actually putting the ball in the back of the net twice, but both were waved off by the ref due to the striker being offside. Seventh grade CCS keeper Shep Gaston worked smart and hard to prevent at least two other shots from finding their home in the first 35 minutes. Coming into the second half tied at zero, the two teams picked up the pace.
Lenoir City finally put the first score on the board in the 54th minute. Just 8 minutes later, though, CCS eighth grade midfielder Paul Pifer’s persistence and hustle finally paid off with a good look at the goal and a beautiful shot in the upper 90 to tie the game again.
As the game clock ticked away, both teams went back and forth until the final minute of the game when some fatigue could finally be seen on the Lenoir City side. Paul Pifer carried the ball down the right side of the field and fed the ball in to sixth grade striker UJ Lind right at the top of the keeper’s box. UJ turned and fired, was denied, got his own rebound for another shot, but again the ball was deflected. Eighth grade midfielder Army Eckles was in position though, and with fewer than 10 seconds left in the game, rocketed the ball past the opposing keeper into the top far corner of the net, sealing the win for the Lions.
MS Boys next face Ft. Loudon Middle School at home on April 8.