Sentinel-Echo.com

Local Sports

August 26, 2013

Offense comes alive for Cardinals

South Laurel picks up district win over Whitley County, 5-1

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — After a sluggish first half, the South Laurel Cardinals exploded for four goals in the second to down visiting Whitley County, 5-1.

All five goals were scored by different players as the Cardinals improved to 1-1 overall and 1-1 in district play. Whitley County falls to 0-2 and 0-1.

The Colonels were the aggressor in the first half, dominating the run of play and possession but could only muster one goal with 13 minutes left in the first half on a penalty kick. Hunter Keltner converted from the spot to make it 1-1 at the half. Despite being outplayed, South did score first when Jacob Hubbuch was in the right spot at the right time when a loose ball in front of the Whitley goal fell to his feet, and he calmly slotted it home.

“We looked awful in the first half,” South Laurel coach Amber Hensley said. “At halftime I said to the team ‘what are you doing wrong?’ and they said ‘everything.’ That was the correct answer. We just didn’t possess the ball in the first half.

The second half was a different story.

South took a 2-1 lead when Whitley was called for a trip in the box to give the Cardinals a penalty kick. Hunter House converted for South Laurel.

Cole skimmed off the crossbar and away from danger.

Five minutes later, Rivers Atkins crossed the ball to Matt Collins, who scored his first varsity goal to make it 3-1. Then with 18 minutes left, Ben Tonkel’s shot was saved but the Whitley keeper couldn’t hold onto the ball. Jasper Bowling was there to touch it in for his first varsity goal. Tonkel rounded out the scoring with less than two minutes left to make the final 5-1.

“Jasper and Matt really stepped up,” Hensley said. “I’m having to use Matt and Logan Watkins on defense because I lost all my defense from last year. They are playing out of position but that will make them better soccer players. This was a big win; we didn’t want to start 0-2 in the district.”

South Laurel will host Letcher County Central Saturday, while Whitley County will take on Corbin on August 29.



sports@sentinel-echo.com

1
Text Only
Local Sports
Facebook
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

How do you celebrate Easter?

A. Celebrate with the fellowship at church.
B. Have a meal with friends and family.
C. Egg hunts with the kids.
D. All of the above.
     View Results