LC Soccer hosts Pink Out game
by Krystin Faenza Sports Reporter
The Logan County Soccer team held their annual Pink Out game on Thursday night. The night is dedicated to help fight cancer by raising money to find a cure. The two teams played in honor of family or friends who have had to fight the battle with cancer. The Cougars played the Franklin-Simpson Wildcats but game out with a 4-1 loss. The Lady Cougars faced the Apollo Lady Eagles and came out with a 5-3 win.
The Cougars and the Wildcats were the first game of the night. The Wildcats came out and scored within the first three minutes of the game, but the Cougars did not get discouraged. Will Hughes would for the Cougars, leaving the game tied 1-1 at the end of the first half.
The Wildcats would come back into the second half ready to play, while the Cougars would slack off. This resulted with the Wildcats scoring two goals back to back early in the second quarter. The Cougars would get their hopes down and let the Wildcats score again. They would end the game down 4-1.
“There was no communication. We are losing to teams that we shouldn’t be losing to, we are better than that team. We have got to play harder. The intensity in this game was nowhere near where it needed to be and we have got to work on getting that up,” said head coach Eric Evans. “We have got to have leadership on the team. They have got to go out there with the will to win and right now we don’t have that.”
The Lady Cougars would play next against the Apollo Lady Eagles. The two teams would start the game off by battling hard for possession of the ball. But the Lady Cougars would start the game with a goal made by Lauren Allen about halfway through the first half.
Minutes later, Katie Smith would assist Emma Cartas as they put the score up to 2-0. But the Lady Eagles were ready to give up and they came back to score a goal, leaving the score to 2-1 at the half.
Breanna Baptiste would score first for the Cougars in the second half of the game. Allen would assist Baptiste to put the Lady Cougars up 3-1.
The Lady Eagles were still fighting hard and would score shortly after to only put the Lady Cougars up by one.
Smith would assist Allen to score again for the Lady Cougars with 30 minutes left in the game. But the Lady Eagles would stay right behind by scoring another goal. The Score would be 4-3.
Baptiste would ensure the Lady Cougars win after scoring on a penalty kick late in the second half of the game. The Lady Cougars would take the 5-3 victory over the Lady Eagles.
“We are happy to escape with a win tonight at the Pink Out game. This is a great night and it is nice to support our friends and family and that makes this a different game. We played together tonight but we just played not to lose and did just enough to stay ahead. They were not keeping the pressure on,” said head coach Dan Duncan. “We played a really good team and they never gave up. We are going to work on playing with more consistency and playing 80 minutes of good, hard, physical soccer. We can not let teams hang around. Tonight we were missing that fire and intensity. We are just ready to go to Todd County and hopefully get another district win.”
The Cougars will face the Butler County Bears in Morgantown tonight and the Lady Cougars will travel to Todd County to face their district rivals the Lady Rebels.
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