Berryville soccer team takes big win over Siloam Panthers -- Tigers shutout Eureka Highlanders

Monday, April 14, 2003
Lady Bobcat Emma Cantele hit the deck hard after getting tripped during a game this past week, but the referee saw it and whistled a foul. Cantele's coach said she had a good game against Siloam Springs on Monday, but the team took a 3-1 loss in spite of a good effort. The Bobcat boys won, 3-1. Photo by Clarissa Flores

An always-tough Siloam Springs Panther soccer team wasn't tough enough on Monday, as the Berryville Bobcats took a 3-1 victory to move their record to 3-2-2 on the season.

The Lady Bobcat squad wasn't as fortunate in a 3-1 loss, but showed improved play after Coach Tom Souden shifted players to new positions last week.

The victory moved the Bobcat boys into a 3-way tie for fourth place with Greenwood and Clarksville. Harrison is on top, with Subiaco and Green Forest right behind.

The Green Forest Tigers traveled to Eureka Springs on Monday and defeated the Highlanders 8-0, giving them a 5-1-1 season mark.

BOBCATS

Coach Souden said the team's three goals were scored by Sergio Gil, Martin Pedraza, and on a penalty kick by Jose Ramirez.

He also said great defense was played by Luis Trujillo, Cesar Lemus, Walter Mata, and James Flores.

The team was up 2-0 at halftime, but Coaches Souden and Eddie Reyes warned the team to focus in and bear down, as the Panthers have a reputation for coming back quickly. They did, adding another goal while keeping the Panthers at bay, and allowing just one goal.

Coach Reyes said, "The boys improve every time they play. If they maintain that, they could beat Green Forest in our last game of the season."

LADY BOBCATS

"We lost 3-1, but had a great game from Emma Cantele, and good defense from Maribel Pinon," Souden said. "Emma controlled the midfield, and we had good goalkeeping by Anabel Trujillo and Hailey Blanchard.

"Irma Aguinaga scored our goal when she lofted a shot over their goalkeepers head from about 25 yards out."

The girls travel to Neosho, Mo., on Friday for their next match.

TIGERS/HIGHLANDERS

Coach Marc McCutcheon had his team ready to play at the new Lake Leatherwood fields in Eureka Springs on Monday.

"It is a pretty setting, down in that valley, with the hills all around," McCutcheon said. "The people of Eureka Springs should be proud of those fields."

Experience showed quickly as Green Forest's aces, Albert Beas and Allen Rangel, both scored goals in the first minutes of the contest.

With Tiger Trey Kerby helping control the middle on defense, along with his teammates, Eureka strikers Jake McMorrow, Russell Williams, and others were frustrated every time they broke away toward goal.

It was 6-0, Tigers, at halftime, then Walker Valdez added two more goals for Green Forest in the second half to reach the final, 8-0.

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