The Hobbton Wildcats and the Lakewood Leopards met for the second time this season, and the Wildcats took the 4-2 win over a strong improved Lakewood team.
The two teams met earlier this month, playing to an even 1-1 score through regulation. A penalty shootout would decide that first contest, with Hobbton eeking out a 7-6 advantage and the win.
Lakewood got the first score early in Monday’s rematch to go up 1-0. However, the Wildcats quickly answered with a score of their own to tie it up at 1. Jair Sanchez and Jared Sanchez each scored two goals. Assisting on goals were Darwin Jimenez, Jair Sanchez and Uriel Cruz, each notching one apiece.
“This is our second time playing Lakewood. I though they found a way to defend us well,” commented Hobbton coach Jonathan Jacobs. “We had chances we just didn’t capitalize on. Other than that, I thought we played fine. I think we just need to finish the chances we get. “
Jacobs had praise for Lakewood.
“I thought they did fine. They played us tough both times. I applaud Lakewood and coach Jay Faircloth for finding a way to play us the way they did,” Jacobs concluded.
The Wildcats host Rosewood Wednesday. Earlier in the season, Rosewood and Hobbton switched dates because of a wet field at Hobbton. The Wildcats are 6-0-0 in conference play. Overall, they are 8-3-2.
As for the Lakewood, they fall to 4-8 overall and 3-3 in the conference. They host Princeton Wednesday in more conference action.