Goals hard to come by for Wildcats
by Scott Brown, Sports Editor Email Scott
Aug 31, 2005 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County found the goals hard to come by last week in losses to Calloway County and Lyon County.

The Wildcats fell victim to the mercy rule in a 10-0 loss to Calloway County Aug. 22 at the Complex.

Three days later, Trigg County spotted Lyon County five first half goals before battling to a scoreless draw in the second half of a 5-0 loss at Eddyville.

Trigg County was scheduled to play a makeup game with Russellville Monday but more rain forced that game to be postponed. That game was postponed from Aug. 18 due to bad weather.

The Wildcats will host Muhlenberg North Thursday night and play at Hopkinsville Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.

Calloway County 10

Trigg County 0


Playing without two starters, the Wildcats endured their first loss of the season by the newly implemented 10-goal mercy rule, which kicked in six minutes into the second half.

Brent Wietting (red card) and Wesley Croom (concussion) missed the game against the Lakers, which forced head coach Josh Nichols to go to his young bench.

“We had plenty of guys that we played, but we just didn’t play as a team,” Nichols said. “We just had an issue with effort, and some of the younger players are learning that they have to bring their effort every game.”

Nine different Lakers scored goals, with Chris Fike scoring two for Calloway County.

The Lakers, who outshot the Wildcats 32-5, led 8-0 at halftime and ended the game with their tenth goal six minutes into the second half.

Lyon County 5

Trigg County 0


Trigg County spotted Lyon County five goals in the first half, and that was all they needed to beat the Wildcats for a seventh straight time dating back to 2001.

“I think we were playing more against their tradition than we were their players,” Nichols said. “Our effort was there, and I think we outplayed them in the second half.”

Nichols said the Wildcats were the victim of some bad luck, having two or three shots hit off the cross bar on point blank shots.

“We just missed too many chances to finish. There were some lapses, and we’re just not quick as other teams. We have to compensate by being smart,” he said.
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