HILLSBORO -- The Sikeston Bulldog soccer season came to an end on Tuesday evening as the Farmington Knights won in a shootout by a final score of 2-1. The Bulldogs played the No. 2 seeded Knights for 110 scoreless minutes, but could only manage one penalty kick goal by Hunter Williams in the shootout finale.
"We took a really good team, the No. 2 seed, and played them scoreless for 110 minutes," Sikeston head coach Derrick Long said. "We had a lot of opportunities to score, and it's a shame that it had to end in a shootout. It's a shame we couldn't end the game with a goal in regulation."
As for game thoughts, Long said that the defense played extremely well in the district contest.
"Our defense played great," said Long. "And, Jason Isaacs was great in goal. He had some huge saves. I have to give credit to him for keeping them off the scoreboard."
"But, our achilles heel all year long has been our scoring," he added. "Tonight, we couldn't even score on the penalty kicks. We only scored one, and it bit us tonight."
The Bulldogs will bid farewell to seniors Dakota Trevino, Stephen Beydler and Robert Brooks after four years with the program.
"All three have been solid for us," said Long of his senior trio. "They've all helped us out the last few years on varsity. They're all three going to be missed and we're hoping that some JV players will step up and fill their shoes."
Sikeston finished the season 6-17.