Dark Horses top Titans, clinch conference championship

By Adam Capps - acapps@civitasmedia.com

Clinton’s soccer team locked up the Four County Conference Championship on Monday night when they took down Trask, in Rocky Point, 4-1.

The win moved Clinton to 13-0 in conference play, with just one game remaining, a match at Wallace-Rose Hill on Wednesday.

Clinton’s win was their 22nd of the season, which is a new school record.

Their goals came from Spell Carr and Ivan Ponce in the first half, and Ivan Palencia and Tristen Holloman in the second. Carr and Ponce each had an assist in the game as well.

“Winning a 22nd game and setting a school record is something that is really special to all of us,” said Clinton’s head coach Brad Spell. “Winning the conference is another big accomplishment, because it is not an easy conference to just go out and win in. There are lots of good teams. I am so proud of our guys and the way they come out and work hard and compete each and every day. They are very deserving of this.”

He also went on to mention how he liked the opportunity to get a lot of players lots of minutes.

Clinton will travel to Wallace on Wednesday in a game that features two of the best teams in the state. Playoffs are set to begin the following Wednesday, and it is inevitable that the Dark Horses will get home field advantage for a while.

“We are not finished yet, and have some big goals,” continued Spell. “For now we will enjoy this, then get back to work. I am proud at what we have accomplished and looking forward to this stretch of soccer that is coming up.”

Clinton is now 22-0-1 on the season. The game at Wallace is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday night.

By Adam Capps


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