Wildcats remain undefeated in confernce


By David Johnson - Sports Writer



Irvin Castillo winning the ball with a header in their 4-1 victory over North Duplin Monday.


Uriel Cruz takes a shot at the goal as North Duplin’s Jarni Argulijo and Ovidio Rojas take a defensive stance.


The Hobbton Wildcat men’s soccer team continued their winning ways Monday afternoon taking down North Duplin 4-1 remaining spotless in their conference play.

The Wildcats came out playing slow, but about 10 minutes in Hobbton began to wake up and show signs that they were there to play. Eventually scoring two goals in the first half and two goals in the second half, the defense played strong again only allowing one goal late in the second.

“I thought we came out flat,” commented Hobbton coach Jonathan Jacobs. “It was a Monday game. We really didn’t get into the game until about 10 minutes in. The we started passing the ball and moving it fairly well.”

Passing for the Wildcats was exceptional again giving them a chance to win by a big margin. However, thanks to multiple key save by the North Duplin goalie the match was closer than it could’ve been.

“Their goalie kept the game a whole lot closer than it could have been,” said Jacobs. He made 3 or 4 really outstanding saves. I credit their goal keeper for keeping them in the game.”

Thanks to the Wildcats dominating performance they were able to rest players early and give bench guys some experience against North Duplin in preparation for the upcoming playoffs.

“Some of my players came off the bench for some playing time to get us ready for the play-offs,” Jacobs added.

Scoring for the Wildcats were Victor Aguille with 1, Jair Sanchez with 1 and 1 assist, and Darwin Jimenez had 2 goals. Andres Escalera had 2 assists and Ramiro Perez had an assist.

With another impressive win the Wildcats are now 12-4-2 on the season and remain undefeated in the conference at 10-0. They will be traveling to Sampson County rival school Lakewood on Wednesday to take on the Leopards in an away conference match.

Irvin Castillo winning the ball with a header in their 4-1 victory over North Duplin Monday.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_Irvin-Castillo.jpgIrvin Castillo winning the ball with a header in their 4-1 victory over North Duplin Monday.

Uriel Cruz takes a shot at the goal as North Duplin’s Jarni Argulijo and Ovidio Rojas take a defensive stance.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_Uriel-Cruz-2-1.jpgUriel Cruz takes a shot at the goal as North Duplin’s Jarni Argulijo and Ovidio Rojas take a defensive stance.

By David Johnson

Sports Writer

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