The Shelbyville Central Golden Eagle soccer team split a pair of games, claiming a 4-0 win over District 6-AAA foe Coffee County on Monday night before dropping a 2-0 decision to powerful Station …
The Shelbyville Central Golden Eagle soccer team split a pair of games, claiming a 4-0 win over District 6-AAA foe Coffee County on Monday night before dropping a 2-0 decision to powerful Station Camp on Tuesday evening.
Kolby Themm assisted Ryan Tacuba on a free kick for an early goal against Coffee County.
Emmanuel Leyva had an unassisted top corner shot from a tight angle for the Eagles’ second goal, followed by a Jose Sarabia volley from a Yahir Cervantes serve into the box to close out the first half.
“The second half, we made some more subs and saw Coffee increase their intensity," Eagle coach Chris Fritz said.
Shelbyville Central's final goal came off of a Jake Betzelberger cutback to Yahir Cervantes at the top of the box.
"We are always happy to shut out district opponents and old rivals. Ben Betzelberger had his first varsity shut-out in the goal and we are excited to see him develop in multiple positions," Fritz said.
"The rest of our regular season consists of playing teams from all over Middle Tennessee to sharpen our game.
"Against Station Camp, we started off with some momentum, but their intensity and quality was just overwhelming to our midfield and backline. We squandered several chances and our finishing in front of the goal continues to be a problem, " Fritz said. "I am proud of the guys for the fight they Brough considering we played games back to back.
“We had to rotate several young guys into our line-up to avoid injuries before the district tournament. Most of them played well, but we need several to step up to seal a good run during tournament time. Ryan Tacuba was a stand-out player for us in the backline stopping many good chances for Station Camp."
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