The Spoofhound boys soccer team has evened their record at 11-11-0 following a win against the Savannah Savages Monday night.
The Hounds squeaked out a 3-2 win in the 78th minute of the game with a goal by junior Danner Jacobsen, assisted by junior Mitchell Worthington.
Maryville’s offense came out strong in the first half. They put the first point on the scoreboard with a goal in the 14th minute of play. Sophomore Ben Smith assisted fellow sophomore Zach Brod for that goal. Twelve minutes later, Brod scored the Hounds second goal with an assist by Jacobsen.
The Savages responded with two quick goals. With only 3 minutes left in the first half, sophomore Jack Shores connected with senior Bert Ernst, making the score 2 – 1. Seconds later, Ernst assisted Savannah sophomore Jacoby Bly to tie the game at 2-2.
The two back-to-back goals may have come as a surprise to the Spoofhounds.
“The boys played really well for 89 minutes last night. I believe they may have learned the folly of letting down for one minute,” said Spoofhound Head Coach Stuart Collins. “Our second half was exceptionally well played. It was a joy to coach.”
The goalkeepers were kept busy during the match. Savannah junior goalie Zane Beattie had 6 saves following Maryville’s 18 shots on goal. Senior Spoofhound goalie, Ethan Calfee recorded 12 saves with 13 shots from the Savages.
The JV squad played a shortened game following the varisty match Monday night.
After a short delay following a problem with lights on the field going out, the JV teams ended play with a 0-0 tie.
The Spoofhounds face the Cameron Dragons in their last regular season game on Wednesday and head to District play beginning Monday in Cameron.