CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team was back in action Wednesday night as they went on the road to take on the Cape Central Tigers. The Bulldogs found themselves coming up a little bit with the final score 2-0.
"I thought we played pretty well tonight." said Sikeston head coach Derrick Long, "We came out a little flat and gave up two early goals, but after that we settled well."
Cape Central first got on the score board at the 9 minute mark as forward Lucian Jackson found the back of the net after a pass from Jesse Laurence. Jackson launched another shot at the 12 minute mark before Sikeston could regain their composer, putting the Tigers up 2-0. Tommy McGowan found Jackson for the assist.
Sikeston contained the Tiger offense, keeping them out of the net for the rest of the bout but the early goals proved to be enough as the 'Dogs were unable to find the net on the night.
"We worked on several things tonight and did some really well," said Long, "One thing we worked on was our counter attacks after our fullbacks retained possession of the ball on defense. We actually made some good scoring opportunities out of it, just weren't able to fully capitalize."
The Tigers out shot the Bulldogs 19-7 during the match with Sikeston goalie, Scott Droddy finishing with 17 saves.
The Bulldogs will play at home Saturday afternoon when they host West Plains. The junior varsity game will begin at noon.