Eureka soccer team busy during April

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Eureka's Hannah Milligan, No. 9, caught an elbow in basketball practice last Thursday and suffered a broken nose the day before her soccer team faced Berryville. It didn't stop the intrepid athlete from competing, as seen above as she challenged a pass by a Lady Bobcat. David McNeal / Carroll County News

EUREKA SPRINGS -- Highlander soccer coach Mike Smith reported this week on games played during the month of April.

Monday, April 2

Coach Smith said the Lady Highlanders hosted the Rogers JV girls at the Lake Leatherwood fields and took a 1-0 loss.

"It was a close game, but the Eureka girls hit the bar in the closing minutes as they pressed for the equalizing goal," Smith said, "but the Lady Mounties held out for the slim win."

In a non-conference boys game, the Highlanders passed well to take a 7-1 win over the Bergman coed team.

"The Panthers gave up two own-goals as the home team pressed, with Randy Hayes and Jordan Piepers getting their first goals of the season,"?Coach Smith said.

Thursday, April 5

"In an edgy game at Eureka Leatherwood the Highlander boys overcame the skilled resistance of the Decatur Bulldogs with a hat-trick of three goals from striker David Farber and a fantastic 35-yard volley shot from Robert McClung,"?Coach Smith said as Eureka won 4-1.

Then in girls action, Coach Smith said, "As the weather took a dive for the worse the Eureka girls stuck to their task to pass and shoot, with Hailey and Sunny Flowers getting four goals each and one from Michelle Beard for a 9-1 win."

Monday, April 9

Shiloh Christian Girls 5, Lady Highlanders 0, in Springdale.

"The disciplined Lady Saints forced the visiting Eureka girls into some early errors, giving up some easy goals," Smith said. "In the second half the Lady Highlanders played a much better defensive game and restricted the home team from scoring.

Tuesday, April 10

Bergman Coed 0, Eureka boys 6, at Bergman.

"On a wet, cold, blustery night the Highlanders' more accurate passing and shooting led to four well-taken goals by Michael Beard, one for David Farber, and the first of the season for Seth McCormick as the home team Panthers couldn't contain the fast running Highlanders for their second conference win,"?Smith reported.

Thursday, April 12

The visiting Lady Highlanders couldn't stop Berryville's offense and gave up five first-half goals, but Eureka tightened their defense the second half and held the Lady Bobcats scoreless in a 5-0 loss.

The Bobcat boys followed suit in their game, scoring three quick goals on the way to a 10-0 win as they shelled goalkeeper Seth McCormick from the start.

McCormick had a number of saves until he was injured on a head-to-head play in goal with Berryville's Efren Trujillo and left the game with a concussion. Trujillo had stitches.

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