(Photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
FARMINGTON -- The 2007 Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team's season came to an end on Monday night, as the Bulldogs fell to the Notre Dame Bulldogs 2-0 in Farmington.
Despite the loss, Sikeston head coach Derrick Long said his team played one of their best games of the season.
"We played really well," Long said. "Notre Dame just controlled the ball and counter-attacked well, but it was one of our better games all season."
Notre Dame's Joda Holloway scored at 21-minute mark with an assist from Ty Williams to put the No. 1 seed ahead at halftime 1-0.
Sikeston had a chance to even the score and create some worry in Notre Dame, when at the 70-minute mark, Daniel Sanders broke free and had an open shot on the Notre Dame goalie Ryan Bass.
"We were one-on-one with their keeper," Long said. "He (Sanders) took a good shot, it just went about a foot over the post. It would've been a different game with the score."
With the miss, Notre Dame added one more goal for security, from Ty Williams with an assist from Joe Froemsdorf with one minute to play at the 79-minute mark.
Notre Dame took 18 shots on goal, leaving Sikeston keeper Scott Droddy with 16 saves. Sikeston recorded five shots on goal in the loss.
Sikeston finished up the season with a record of 8-15-1.
Notre Dame advances to the district championship on Wednesday night in Farmington.