Caro High school athletics
Boys Varsity Soccer
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Oct 6, 2021
- TIGERS: 4
LAKER MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL: 4
Part 1 (Home game: September 14, 2021)
The first face off between the Tigers and the Lakers was featured by a threat of thunderstorms and lightenings
The coaching staff decided on two 30 min halves as a consequence.
First half started with the Lakers focusing on their foreign exchange player from Spain who basically had 4 shots with 2 of them hitting the cross bar, the other the left post, another one missing closely the right post and the fourth one beating the Caro goalie for their first goal (0-1). The Tigers coach decided to assign stopper and Junior Ryan Will to closely mark this skilled player from the Lakers. Fair enough, the Caro players decided to take matters in their hands and dominated the game. Golden opportunities were created and missed by the Caro forward players until another top quality cross from right winger and Junior Brady Rigg reached Senior Blake Spencer who deflected it to Captain and Junior Marik Phillips to level up the scoreboard to 1-1. Phillips came from the center midfield position to score for his team and lift up the spirits and motivated his teammates. Shortly after, Captain Phillips delivered a pass on the right side towards Rigg who crossed a dipping ball to surprise the Lakers goalie for a 2-1 lead. Now the visitors are running out of options as the time is ticking to end the half time. Unfortunately for the hosts, a thunder was heard and the referee suspended the game with 1 minute and 18 seconds left to the first half. The game will resume at a later date to be determined by both school Athletic Directors and coaches.
Part 2 (Away game: October 7, 2021):
A short meeting between officials, the Lakers Athletic Director and coaches had a short meeting to make sure the clock started at 31 min and 18 sec to reflect the end if the first half and the start of the second half with Caro leading on the scoreboard with 2-1.
It only took 10 minutes to have Captain and Junior Marik Phillips deliver an amazing pass to right winger and Junior Brady Rigg to add another goal for his team for a 3-1 lead. The Lakers with the other exchange student from France looked stronger up front as this player has excellent ball handling skills and shots. Fair enough, he got away from the Caro player marking him and was able to score their second goal. If it were not enough to see him shine, this freshman juggled the ball in the air and shot the ball towards the Caro goalie to level up the scoreboard to 3-3. Again the coach was trying to solve the mysterious enigma of marking this talented player and decided to put Captain and Senior Klayton Clish on him. Things looked much better without letting this European player hurt the Tigers defense. Another ball control in the midfield real estate by Captain Phillips allowed him to pass it to Captain and Senior Blake Spencer who scored the 4th goal for the Tigers. Now the score is 4-3 but the coach is still not convinced the defense will hold up. Fair enough, within 4 minutes to the end of the game, the other exchange student from Spain beat the right defender and the sweeper to score and tie the game to 4-4. Time was already running out and the two teams were pleased with a tie.
The MVP trophy was presented to Captain and Junior Marik Phillips who not only had two assists but controlled the midfield headquarters to counter attack the skilled players from Europe.
Next game vs Lakers followed with 2 x 40 min halves and the summary was already posted with Caro winning 8-5 (4-4, 4-1).