HILLSBORO -- The Sikeston Bulldogs soccer team are coming off an eight day, eight game stretch that left them with a 3-5 record. That grueling stretch ended on Saturday with a 1-0 Bulldog win over Maplewood-Richmond Heights at the Hillsboro Invitational Tournament.
"It's been a rough eight games for us," Sikeston head coach Doyle Noe said. "But, we've held our own and hopefully this stretch will help us improve for a push at the end of the season."
Sikeston was able to out-shoot and out-play Maplewood, according to Noe, but wasn't able to put in a goal until the 75th minute which put away the Blue Devils.
Hunter Williams scored Sikeston's lone goal on Saturday with an assist from Tyler Neal.
"We out-played and out-shot them the entire game," Noe said about their game against Maplewood. "Both teams hung tough until (Williams) was able to break free and put on in. It was a great individual effort by Hunter. It showed why he's one of our team captains."
Sikeston's win not only clinched the consolation championship at Hillsboro for the Bulldogs but it gave the Bulldogs their seventh win of the season and their third in their last eight games.
Sikeston (7-8) started their stretch 0-3 at the Heath, Ky. Soccer Showcase and finished a combined 3-2 this week at Hillsboro and included a regular season win against Anna-Jonesboro.