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Sikeston whips West Plains, 5-1

Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Sikeston keeper Chris Cota had eight saves in Monday's 5-1 win over West Plains.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldog soccer team evened its record with a 5-1 whipping of West Plains on Monday.

The Bulldogs (4-4) scored five goals in the first half to win the game easily.

"This is a good win for us," said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long. "We didn't know anything about them. We scored a quick goal right off the bat. Five goals in a half can kill a team. We've been having an offensive drought so hopefully this will get us going."

Sikeston's Adam Garrett tied his own school record, which is shared by Andrew Lawson, by scoring four goals in a single game. He has 13 goals in the Bulldogs' eight games this year.

Sikeston got the scoring going when Garrett scored less than a minute into the game off a penalty kick.

He scored his second goal off an assist from Garrett Lambert at the 25:00 mark.

Stephen Pobst scored his first career goal at the 28:00 mark off an assist from Ben F. Marshall.

Garrett notched the hat trick at the 33:00 mark off an assist from Tanner Fritz.

"Tanner Fritz had a big game for us," said Long. "Two of Adam's goals were shots that were deflected from Fritz's shots."

Garrett's fourth goal was scored just a minute later off an assist from goalie Chris Cota.

Cota had eight saves for the Bulldogs. Sikeston attempted 21 shots to West Plains' nine.

"We played a real good game defensively," said Long. "We were kind of worried about our defense coming into the year but it has done pretty well. Hopefully it will continue."

In the junior varsity match, Sikeston prevailed 3-1.

Michael LaPlant, Lance Rhodes and Kyle Howard each scored goals. Martin Schaefer had two assists and Ross Gelshimer had an assist.

The junior varsity is now 3-1-1 on the season.

Sikeston will play at Poplar Bluff today at 4 p.m. The Bulldogs will have a makeup game at Notre Dame on Thursday at 7 p.m.