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Jeffrey Poston scored four goals against Hazard.

HAZARD—At the half of Tuesday night’s South Laurel-Hazard soccer match, the Cardinals were only up by the slimmest of margins, 1-0.

“Hazard gave us all we wanted,” coach Harmon Hodge said. “We were playing kick ball in the first half, but then we settled down and played more of our style in the second half.”

The Cards added four more goals to make the final, 5-0, upping their record to 4-0 on the season. South Laurel has outscored its opponents, 23-1.

“We’ve got more offensive than I thought we would have,” Hodge said. “I’m happy with that. This is my fourth year at South, and everybody we have has come up through my system, and that’s helped us.”

Jeffrey Poston scored four, while Jonathon McClure added the fifth goal. Hodge said Hazard’s field might have caused some of the problems in the first half.

“They have a beautiful field, artificial turf, and the ball rolled a lot faster than we are used to,” Hodge said. “Once we got used to the pitch and the roll of the ball, we did much better.”

South Laurel played host to Lincoln Co. Thursday night.

Corbin 6, North Laurel 1

After giving up two early goals, the North Laurel Jaguars battled back against Corbin, cutting the lead to 2-1 in the 17th minute off a Cody Johnson goal.

After that, the Redhounds regained control, rolling to a 6-1 district win over the Jaguars.

“We need to improve our first touch,” North coach Abel Arellano said. “We had a good tactical game, but our technique killed us.”

Andrew Sears got Corbin on the board first in the 10th minute, then five minutes later, Joseph Partin scored for the 2-0 lead.

A James Grinter goal in the 34th minute pushed the half-time lead to 3-1. Goals from Cameron Lambert, Tyler Teague and Cody O’Hara in the second half made the final, 6-1.

The Jaguars played host to Pulaski Co. Thursday night. The loss drops North Laurel to 0-4 on the season.

Denis House can be reached at sports@sentinel-echo.com

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