Wildcats win two of first three
by Scott Brown, Sports Editor Email Scott
Aug 23, 2005 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County opened the 2005 soccer season by winning two of their first three games, but suffered a big loss in their season opener.

The Wildcats lost to Fort Campbell 5-1 Aug. 15 at the Complex and lost starting forward Trevor Harper for the season with a broken leg.

Harper scored just five minutes into the game, but collided with the Falcon goalie on the play and suffered multiple fractures in his leg, Wildcat head coach Josh Nichols said.

Trigg County rebounded with a 4-1 win over St. Mary the following day and a 4-3 win at Todd County Saturday.

Trigg County 4 St. Mary 1

Nick Woodruff scored two goals and assisted on a third as the Wildcats beat St. Mary for the second straight time in as many years.

Woodruff fed A.J. Bridges across the middle with a pass that Bridges blasted into the right corner for a 1-0 lead at the 35:40 mark of the first half.

St. Mary tied the game eight minutes into the second half when Blake Cvengoss scored the Vikings’ first goal of the season.

Trigg County answered quickly when Woodruff’s shot caromed through the legs of Viking goalie Mike Meredith.

Brent Wietting took a feed from Nate York and blasted home a 30-footer to put Trigg ahead 3-1 at the 10-minute mark of the second half.

The Wildcats scored goals on their first two shots of the second half.

Trigg County rounded out the scoring when Woodruff booted home a penalty kick at the 34:05 mark of the second half. St. Mary had been whistled for a handball in the goal box to set up the goal.

Trigg County outshot St. Mary 19-16, with Wildcat goalie Kirk Garner recording nine saves.

The win marked the first time Trigg County has beaten St. Mary in consecutive games in the seven-game history of the series, which dates back to 1993.

In the J.V. game, Trigg County got goals from Wesley Croom and A.J. Bridges but fell to the Vikings 3-2.

Trigg County 4 Todd County 3

Nick Woodruff, Brent Wietting, Samuel Reed, and A.J. Bridges each scored for the Wildcats who won their second straight game Saturday in Elkton.

No other details were available.

Todd County also won the J.V. game 2-0.

Fort Campbell 5 Trigg County 1

Harper scored the early goal to put Trigg ahead, but never got to see the second half because of his injury.

“We played well early, but we got tired at the end,” Nichols said. “We played hard the whole game, but Fort Campbell is a good team, and we didn’t have enough for them in the second half.”

The Falcons led 2-1 at halftime but used a 13-3 shot advantage in the second half to score three goals and put the game away.

Fort Campbell also won the J.V. game 2-0.
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