Hobbton, Raleigh Charter play to draw


Wildcats to begin conference play Thursday

By David Johnson - Sports Writer



Andreas Escalera takes the ball away from a Raleigh Charter defender.


Keeper Kevin Chavira makes a save early in the match.


The Hobbton Wildcats soccer team played to a 2-2 draw against Raleigh Charter on Monday, their third non-conference match in four days.

“We came out and I thought Raleigh was controlling the game in the first 10 minutes,” commented Hobbton coach Jonathon Jacobs. “I thought we turned it around and controlled it for the last 30 minutes. In the second half, Raleigh came out strong and controlled the pace of the game for about the first five minutes. They were looking dangerous the first five minutes; however, we settled down, and got our second goal in the second half. We looked a little more comfortable and I guess fatigue and the heat got us. In the last 15 minutes, Raleigh turned it on and scored two quick goals to tie us up.”

The Wildcats begin conference play Thursday hosting Neuse Charter.

“I was pleased with our performance,” noted Jacobs of the Raleigh Charter match. “I thought we played well. Raleigh Charter is a good team. They are usually high in the state championships every year and I’m glad we got a chance to play a good team like that to get us ready for the eventual playoffs.”

Andreas Escalera takes the ball away from a Raleigh Charter defender.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_Andres-Escalera.jpgAndreas Escalera takes the ball away from a Raleigh Charter defender.

Keeper Kevin Chavira makes a save early in the match.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_Kevin-Chavira.jpgKeeper Kevin Chavira makes a save early in the match.
Wildcats to begin conference play Thursday

By David Johnson

Sports Writer

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