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Sikeston soccer routs Kennett, 11-1

Thursday, September 9, 2004

KENNETT - The Sikeston soccer team defeated Kennett on the road on Wednesday, 11-1.

The Bulldogs led 4-0 at the half and extended the lead to 9-0 before the Indians' Chase Smith scored.

Sikeston got three goals out of Chris Carnell to lead the charge. Sophomore Blake Taylor had two goals and three assists. J.R. Bizzell added two goals and two assists.

"I thought we looked good," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "Kennett's still a new program. They played with a lot of effort and they gave us a good game, especially in between Marion and Notre Dame tomorrow. Chris Carnell and Blake Taylor got some goals and maybe that will help them in some upcoming games. Blake just finding the back of the net twice will give him confidence the rest of the year. J.R. Bizzell wasn't in on all the scoring, but he was able to get everybody involved."

Others that contributed for Sikeston were: Ryan Beaird (1 goal, 2 assists), Martin Schaefer (1 goal), E.C. Atchison (1 goal, 2 assists), Eric Chappell (1 goal) and Justin Deere (3 assists).

Sikeston had 32 shots on goal compared to 11 for Kennett. Goalkeepers Scott Droddy and Cody Cooper combined for 10 saves for the Bulldogs.

"They scored a late goal on us, but our defense has played great this year," said Long. "I haven't said enough about them."

Sikeston (3-2) will host Notre Dame today at 5 p.m. Varsity match starts at 6:30.

The Sikeston junior varsity won their match 4-0 to improve to 1-1 on the season. Clayton Matthews, Sam Ruesler, Clay Tongate and Adam Gillean each had one goal. Matthews, Ruesler, Michael Ragsdell and Adam Martin each had one assist.

SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog soccer team took advantage of a second-half tailwind and scored the gamewinning goal in a 1-0 victory over Marion, Ill., on Tuesday at the Sports Complex.

"It was a tale of two halfs," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "The first half (against the wind) we were just worried about defense and then, in the second half, we were worried about pushing it and scoring. I knew we were going to score because we had so many chances in that second half and finally we got one past their line."

Eric Chappell, a senior defender, headed in the goal off a corner kick, with an assist from J. R. Bizzell, at the 51-minute mark.

Sikeston (2-2) outshot the Wildcats 21-15 as freshman goalkeeper Scott Droddy recorded his second shutout of the young season. Droddy had 15 saves.

In the early game, the Sikeston junior varsity lost its season opener, 2-0, to Marion.

In last week's action, the Sikeston varsity went 1-2 at the Notre Dame Soccerfest. Following a 2-1 loss to top-seeded Carbondale on Thursday, the Bulldogs defeated St. Pius of Festus, 3-0, on Friday, then took an 8-1 drubbing from Poplar Bluff on Saturday.

Bizzell, Martin Schaefer and E. C. Atchison scored against St. Pius and Bizzell netted the lone goal against the Mules.