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September 11, 2013

Fluke goal by Pikeville foils North Laurel, 1-0

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — North Laurel coach Mark Acampa doesn’t fault his defense for the single goal scored in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Pikeville. It wasn’t really even a shot that led to the goal.

“He was clearing the ball is what it looked like to me, 60 yards in the air and probably about 20 or 30 feet up,” Acampa said. “My keeper said he was looking right up into the sun and couldn’t see anything.”

Sophomore keeper Brett Walter really had no chance. Walter was filling in for regular keeper Nick Herrmann, who was playing football for the Jaguars.

“This is his first year playing that position and he hasn’t had much playing time. To get beat that way is kind of discouraging. I just told him not to worry about it,” Acampa said. “Those things happen even if it’s your best keeper.”

The Jaguars entered the season concerned that graduation losses would hurt most on the defensive side. Seven games into the season the defense has been pretty solid with three shutouts and two games of just one goal scored.

“Offensively we have been struggling. Coming in everything for me had been defense, working the defense and trying to fill up some of the gaps we lost when our seniors graduated,” Acampa said.

Acampa said his team only had two or three shots on goal Saturday. That isn’t enough chances to win games. Practice now is switching more toward the mind set of how to finish shots.

“Having opportunities to score isn’t coming as easily as I thought it would at the start of the season,” Acampa said. “We just aren’t finding ways to finish.”

The Jaguars were scheduled to travel to Middlesboro Tuesday and a tough test at Madison Southern Thursday.

mhoward@sentinel-echo.com

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