Trigg, Christian 1-1 in pre-season match
by Justin McGill, Executive Editor -
Aug 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
HOPKINSVILLE – Trigg County’s boys soccer team received a confidence boost Saturday in a 1-1 pre-season tie against Christian County.

The Wildcats matched their 2nd Region foe step for step in the scrimmage, the only one on Trigg’s schedule before the season begins Monday at Fort Campbell.

Colten Bridges scored Trigg’s goal off of Aaron Yielding’s corner kick. On the Colonels’ goal, Trigg goalkeeper Kevin Latham was in position but fell victim to an unlucky bounce, head coach Josh Nichols said.

“They had some other chances that could have easily gone in, too,” Nichols said. “On the whole, they probably deserved the goal.”

The outcome was similar to a 2008 scrimmage in which Trigg tied region-favorite University Heights.

Nichols said the Wildcats played well and can use the experience as motivation because of expectations that Christian County will be solid in the region this year.

“Going into the year, I would say Christian, Caldwell County and Fort Campbell are probably the three at the top,” Nichols said. “[Christian] only lost three players off of a 15-win team, so they’re pretty tough. I was going in with the idea that we might have to do a little damage control, so I was thrilled with the way it went.”

Nichols said the ‘Cats will focus in upcoming practices on continuing to become more familiar with their teammates and communicating better.

“That was the first time we had them on the field together,” Nichols said of the scrimmage. “A lot of those guys had never played together, and for them to play that well was a big surprise.”

Trigg’s junior varsity and varsity squads play Monday at Fort Campbell to kick off the 2009 season. The JV match begins at 5:30 p.m.

Reminder: Anyone planning to attend the match at Fort Campbell should prepare to register on base when arriving. All vehicles must enter at Gate 4.
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