Nice start for Tigers' soccer

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

By David Healy

CCN Sports Editor

GREEN FOREST -- Expectations are high again this season for the Green Forest boys soccer coach.

Head coach Juan Zuazua said the goal for his team this season is to win the conference championship for the third straight time.

"We also want to finish the season undefeated and advance to the state tournament," the coach said.

The Tigers improved their record to 3-1 by winning two games this past weekend at the Harrison Invitational Tournament.

After dropping their first game of the tournament to Huntsville, the Tigers won their next two games. Behind a goal from freshman Rolyn Perez they defeated Greenbrier 1-0.

Later on Saturday, Green Forest then smashed Huntsville 5-0. Joao Cavalcanti, who is a foreign exchange student from Brazil, scored three goals in the victory over Hunstville. David Beas scored the other two goals against Huntsville.

Beas now has scored five goals this season. Beas scored all three of Green Forest's goals in the team's season opening 3-2 victory over Clarksville.

The Tigers have set their goals high despite only having 15 players on the team this season.

Green Forest will also have to do a lot of their winning away from home. The Tigers are scheduled to play a majority of their games this season on the road since renovation is being done to their home field.

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