When a Cass and Woodland boys soccer teams took a margin Friday during Doug Cochran Stadium, it had a demeanour and feel of a Sunday joining diversion in some pointless city park.
Both teams are informed with any other, heading to some accessible and some not-so-friendly trash-talking. And, while conjunction organisation possesses a good defense, they can couple adult for some stellar teams goals and measure from particular moments of brilliance.
That was all on arrangement in a 7-4 win for a Colonels.
“It was an extraordinary game,” Cass partner manager Dan Armstead said. “Being a crosstown opposition like this, everybody knows any other. I’ve coached half of a Woodland team; their coaches have coached a kids as they grew adult over a years.
“You knew it was going to be intense. They both came out usually firing.”
That they did.
Cass’ Carlos Perez scored a initial of his 3 goals in a 15th notation usually to see Woodland’s Miguel Hernandez strike a stunner from outward a box 5 mins later.
“We have had a defensive problem all season,” Armstead said. “We’re going to be operative on it a rest of a season, as well. These guys are strong. We’ve got a good organisation of leaders that are going to collect us all adult together.”
A chastisement flog from Perez and a initial of dual from Julio Medina means a Colonels (3-7, 2-2) a 3-1 halftime lead.
Ten mins into a second half, a Wildcats (4-5-1, 2-2) scored by Howard Jennings to cut a necessity to one. But a Colonels struck usually 47 seconds after by Medina to recover a two-goal edge.
Just mins later, Cass looked set to journey to a pivotal Region 7-AAAAA feat when Felipe Albarran notched his second assist, feeding Javier Duarte for a goal.
But, once again, Woodland rallied.
Kevin Moreno scored from open play and then converted a chastisement flog past Isai Romero, who done 11 saves, to scratch a Wildcats to within 5-4.
“I’ve got to praise Woodland for entrance back,” Armstead said. “Being a opposition game, they’re not going to give up. They unequivocally pushed a guys hard. we conclude that, too, since we was kind of removing dissapoint with them.
“But once Woodland started banishment back, it indeed energized a guys again. They started operative together, and it was some flattering soccer to finish a game.”
That flattering soccer resulted in dual some-more goals in a final 10 minutes. The initial was an artistic organisation idea that finished with Perez securing a shawl trick, and a second came off a Christian Alvarez giveaway kick, as Anthony Robledo, who combined dual assists, scored with an implausible crack and finish.
After losing their initial dual segment games, a Colonels seem to be personification with a lot of pride, and Armstead thinks it should lead them behind to a state tournament.
“Our guys are flourishing in certainty now,” Armstead said. “We’re starting to measure a lot of goals. Like we said, a 3 adult front are operative together, they’re clicking on all cylinders.
“I see us creation a playoffs again — usually like final year.”