Somerset Christian defeated Heritage Christian Academy on Saturday afternoon 8-1. It was a good win to end senior night for the Cougars. There were only two seniors on this young squad, goalkeeper Jordan Taylor and Daniel Guzman played defense.
“Daniel and Jordan are great seniors and leaders as the team captains,” stated head coach Ben Stein. “ They show good leadership in their play on the field. They have grown and matured a lot this season and we will miss these guys.”
Heritage was not just Somerset’s last home game it was their last regular season game, with the win the Cougars go into their tournament as the top seed.
“Overall we played a pretty good game, we wanted to maintain possession and execute on those positions. We did!” stated coach Stein. “Heritage is a team that fights till the end and they did that tonight.”
In the first half the Cougars set the tone for the game scoring two goals back to back. In the third minute of play Guzman sent a pass way down field to Colby Alexander. Alexander took a quick dribble and shot, Heritage’s goalie dove too early and the ball rolled right passed him.
Once the ball was put back in play Somerset stole it and Jon Pope got the ball in the corner, he dribble past the defenders and saw a gap. His shot was high but just missed the cross bar as it rolled down the net in the fourth minute of the game.
After a few more shot attempts from the Cougars were able to score their third goal in the 10th minute of the half with a goal from Gabriel Souza the assist was given to Pope with a great pass in front of the defense. Souza was able to easily out run them for a wide-open goal.
In the 21st minute the fourth goal was put up on the scoreboard. Caleb Adams dribbled the ball into the box and sent a pass across the field intended for teammate Nathanael Stein. The pass was intercepted by the Warriors but hit the defenders cleat and rolled in his own goal.
In the 26th minute the Cougars tried to score again Freshman Hunter Halloran dribbled into the box and got in position and took his shot he made it. As the teams were walking back to kick off the officials called off sides and took the goal away.
Heritage was able to get on the scoreboard in the 33rd minute of play. The Warriors took a corner kick Somerset tried to clear the ball but Heritage came back in the box and scored a goal.
In the 36th minute the Cougars scored the last goal of the half Stein kicked it in with an assist from Sophomore Austin McQueen. Somerset went into the half with a secure lead 5-1.
Even with a large deficit the Warriors did not give up they still played aggressively until the clock ran out. The Cougars scored their sixth goal in the 73rd minute of the game there was a foul called on Heritage in the box. Adams took the penalty and was able to score on the free kick.
Almost immediately after that the Cougars were able to score again in the 74th minute off a shot from Pope, his second goal for the game. Souza had the assist on that goal.
The Cougars got their eighth goal in the last minute of the game when Souza was able to steal the ball and dribble it in the box to score his second goal for the night.
Somerset Christian has a break before starting their tournament. With this win the Cougars finish out the regular season with an outstanding record of 7-1-1.
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Lady Warriors fall short
Southwestern came into the 2013-14 high school girls basketball season looking to claim the school’s first-ever regional championship.
The Lady Warriors’ bid for a regional banner came to an end yesterday afternoon at Lincoln County High School, as for the second time in three seasons, Mercer County eliminated Southwestern from the Girls 12th Region Tournament.
County School domination
The Boy’s 12th Regional Tournament tipped off last night at The PC Gym, and even though the homestanding Maroons opened tourney play in Friday’s first game on their home court, it was arch-rival Southwestern that owned the paint in the third meeting this season between the two clubs.
Lady Warriors survive cross-town opener
A tale of two halves — that’s how the opening round of the Girl’s 12th Regional Tournament unfolded last night at Lincoln County High School, when rivals Southwestern and Somerset squared off in an elimination game for both clubs.
Pulaski boys place second in state indoors
After pulling off one of the program’s best-ever track and field state meet performances last spring, the Pulaski County High School boys track team followed it up with a runner-up finish in the Class AAA Indoor State Track & Field Championships this past weekend at Mason County High School.
Maroons win fifth straight title
When the dust had settled at Casey County High School on Saturday night, the drive for five was very much alive.
For the fifth consecutive season, the road to a 47th District championship runs straight through Pulaski County High School.
Last night against the homestanding Rebels, Al Gover and the Maroons won their fifth consecutive district crown, by holding back a furious second half rally by Casey County, topping the Rebels by a 72-63 margin.
Lady Rebels too much for Somerset
It had been 13 long years since the Somerset Lady Jumpers basketball team had brought home a district tourney championship.
Lady Warriors win back-to-back titles
The Lady Warriors were able to fight through the adversity and pull out the win and the title of 48th District Champions, 51-45.
Warriors fall to Wayne Co. in finals
Southwestern came into last night’s Boys 48th District Championship game having won three district titles in a row.
The Warriors’ string of district championships was put to an end last night at the Wigwam, as the Wayne County Cardinals came away with 76-66 win to claim a district banner of their own.
Maroons breeze past Rockcastle
After losing two of their final three games to close out the regular season to Southwestern and West Jessamine in blowout defeats, the Pulaski County Maroons were wounded and weary as they limped into the post season with a 15-12 record on the year.
Jumpers’ season comes to an end
My how things can change in a span of only a year.
Last season, the Somerset Briar Jumpers — thanks to a solid post-season run — experienced the euphoria of winning on the grand stage, advancing all the way to the championship game of the Boy’s 12th Regional Tournament before falling to Wayne County.
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