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Tigers shut down Sikeston

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

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Sikeston's Dakota Trevino, left, chases down a loose ball.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team ran into a hot Cape Central club here on Tuesday night as they fell 4-0.

Coming into the match, Cape Central was riding a six-game winning streak and won first place last weekend at the Francis Howell Tournament in St. Peters.

The Tigers were led by Jordan Young, who scored two goals in the contest. Lance Altenthal and Matt Hester chipped in a goal apiece for Cape Central.

Sikeston had a difficult time all night keeping offensive pressure on the Tigers and as a result only had two shots on goal. Timmy Hart and Justin Deere had the lone shots on goal for the Bulldogs.

"We need to play more aggressive and we just did not do that tonight," said Sikeston coach Derrick Long.

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Sikeston's Andrew Box fights Cape Central's Matt Compas for the ball.
Sikeston's goal-scoring machine, Blake Taylor, was hounded all night by the Tigers' defense and was not a factor in the contest.

In goal, Scott Droddy stopped 11 shots for Sikeston. The Bulldogs were out-

shot 14-2 on the night.

Despite the loss, coach Long was pleased with the effort of his club.

"Cape Central is a good team with 14 seniors and are a solid team every year," said Long. "We played well in the game and the score was a bit misleading but I saw nothing but positives out there tonight."

Cape Central got on the board in the first half as Jordan Young notched the first goal and the Tigers led at half, 1-0.

The Tigers would score three goals in the second half and put Sikeston away. Four different players for Cape Central assisted on the goals. Trenton Beckham, Joey Hodge, Lucian Johnson and Asad Malik were the Tigers who chalked up assists.

In the junior varsity contest, Cape Central blanked Sikeston (1-2) by a score of 5-0.

Sikeston (2-5) will be in action next Monday as they entertain West Plains.