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Undefeated Cape Central routs SHS soccer team, 7-0

Thursday, October 9, 2003

J.R. Bizzell and the Sikeston Bulldogs were defeated by Cape Central on Wednesday, 7-0
(Photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's soccer team took on undefeated Cape Central on Wednesday afternoon, falling 7-0.

The Bulldogs were outshot 26-12 in the loss.

"We were just overmatched," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long. "The effort was there. We played with a lot of heart and worked the ball pretty well around the field. (Cape) is just an amazing team. They are undefeated for a reason."

Ryan Ponder had a big day for the Tigers, scoring four goals with two assists. Heath Orr added two goals and provided one assist.

Brian Ross scored Cape Central's other goal and Calen Wills provided two assists.

"We've played them three times this year," said Long. "I'm just glad that we're done with them. They probably have about seven all-staters on their team. When a team is senior-loaded like that, with kids that have been playing together since they were eight years old, it's a tough task. We never gave up and kept battling. It's just going to make us stronger when we get into districts."

Sikeston keeper Jason Deere finished with 18 saves, while Cape's Tony Leuckel made 12 saves.

The Bulldogs (6-9-1) will travel to Fredericktown on Monday.

In Wednesday's junior varsity match, Cape Central beat Sikeston 2-0. The Bulldogs were outshot 15-8 and keeper Cody Cooper made 13 saves.

Sikeston's junior varsity team falls to 5-4-4 with the loss.