Clinton teams sweep N. Brunswick

By Michael Hardison - [email protected]
Clinton’s Jacob Bauman controls the ball in Clinton’s win over North Brunswick. -
Clinton’s Skyler Cannady slides in to make a play on the ball. -

Dark Horses men’s soccer teams were dominant Wednesday as both JV and Varsity were victorious in their games against the North Brunswick Scorpions.

The JV won in dominating fashion as they blew out another team and have yet to be defeated.

“Our JV boys won 9-0 again and are undefeated this season, they’re playing really well and not only are they 4-0, but they have yet to be scored on,” said Dark Horses coach Brad Spell.

While not undefeated, the varsity is also playing well. They followed suit after the JV, beating the Scorpions, 5-2.

The first half was all Clinton as they ended the half shutting out North Brunswick and with a 2-0 lead. It looked like the second half was shaping up to be much the same as the Horses scored a third unanswered goal, going up 3-0. The Scorpions didn’t go down without a fight as they threatened to tie the game up late in half, scoring back-to-back goals to come within a score, 3-2.

The Dark Horses got the game back under control though as they would score back-to-back goals of their own, putting them up 5-2 and giving them the victory.

“I’ll say this — we definitely played hard that’s for sure, but did we play together and play smart? I don’t think we did as much,” said Spell. “We didn’t play bad, but one thing we still need to improve on is taking care of the ball.”

“I’ll also give North Brunswick a lot credit. They keep fighting, especially being down 3-0 they could have quit but they came to play and win so they really impressed me,” the Clinton coach continued. “I believe a game like this is exactly what the guys needed to help them remember that you never know what could happen in soccer, so they always need to finish strong.”

The Horses were once again led by Ivan Ponce, who had two goals. Skyler Cannady, Logan Spell and Manual Murrillo each had a goal apiece. Reid Taylor had two assists and Jacob Bauman had one.

“With the two goals Ponce scored tonight, that brings him to 12 on the year,” his coach said. “The record is 29 in a single season — I think he’s got a real shot at it this year.”

With the win, the Horses improve to 5-2 and will seek to stay victorious next Wednesday as they travel to Triton.

Clinton’s Jacob Bauman controls the ball in Clinton’s win over North Brunswick.
https://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_Jacob-Bauman.jpgClinton’s Jacob Bauman controls the ball in Clinton’s win over North Brunswick.

Clinton’s Skyler Cannady slides in to make a play on the ball.
https://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_Skyler-Cannady.jpgClinton’s Skyler Cannady slides in to make a play on the ball.
Horses’ varsity thwarts rally for win; JV continues to roll

By Michael Hardison

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