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.
- Local Sports
Maranda Mills, Austin Hyden win meet MVP’s
The weather on Saturday was perfect for the 38th annual Joan Spurlock Lake Cumberland Classic at Somerset High School’s Joan Spurlock Track Complex.
Justin Edwards, Virginia Scott named County Basketball Players of the Year
The 2013-’14 high school basketball season was one that saw both Southwestern hoops teams advance all the way to the regional semi finals, while the PC boys won a fifth consecutive district tournament, and the Somerset Lady Jumpers earned a berth in a regional tourney for the second year in a row.
Lady Jumpers hold off Pulaski
It’s been a rough few days for first-year head coach Brad Gover and the Pulaski County Lady Maroon softball team.
The ‘New’ Lady Maroons show no signs of giving up
With the Somerset Lady Jumpers holding the best softball record in the 12th Region, and Pulaski just six days removed from a massive mutiny – nobody expected much of a game.
Warrior anglers win Region
In only their first year in competition, the Southwestern High School bass fishing team wasted little time to show their dominance in the newly recognized KHSAA sport.
Pulaski’s Walk Off
Over the past three seasons, the Pulaski County High School softball program has went through several changes.
Ellison’s 3-run blast stuns Lady Warriors
After dropping their season opener in extra innings at Madison Central, the Somerset Lady Jumper softball team had been the hottest team in the 12th Region winning six games in a row.
Jumpers’ Dishman shuts down Warriors
Coming into the 2014 high school baseball season, Somerset head coach Phil Grundy felt pretty confident that his team was a bonafide regional contender thanks to eight seniors — all with a ton of experience.
Al Gover resigns as Pulaski coach
For the second time, Al Gover has resigned as the Pulaski County High School boys basketball coach after five seasons at the helm.
On Friday, Gover announced he was resigning from the Maroons’ head boys basketball coaching position and told his team this past weekend.
- Walker says she’s out as SHS coach
- More Local Sports Headlines
- Maranda Mills, Austin Hyden win meet MVP’s