Boys’ Soccer Meets Dunbar in District Play

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Andrew Dobbs, 12, takes the ball down the field in a game last season. He worked hard to help the team in the first game against Dunbar this season.

This August 17, the LCA men’s soccer team faced off against the Paul Laurence Dunbar Bulldogs in their first district match up of the year. After taking a close defeat last year, the Eagles were ready for revenge in this year’s contest. The game started off quickly, as the Bulldogs wasted no time putting three quickly into the back of the net. After going down early, the Eagles turned their defense up a notch, and held the score at 3-0 for the rest of the first half. Senior Andrew Dobbs was all over the field on defense. He was clamping up the Dunbar forwards, and he was described as “Demon Dobbo” by his teammate Zach Workman. At half-time, senior goalie Conner Maggard said that coach Fugmann was “proud of the way that they played on defense, and at the half he was just trying to get the offense going.” Coming out of the half, the Eagles continued to play stellar defense. Seniors Patrick Duff and Grayson Collins were very active on the defensive side of the ball. The Eagles had multiple scoring chances, but just couldn’t get the offense going. Junior Ryan Haas made a great cut to the middle and had a hard shot to left side of the net, but just couldn’t get it to go. Sophomore Logan Skinner had another scoring chance on a header from the right side of the goal, but it resulted in an impressive save from the Dunbar goalie. Junior Both Money said that it was a “tough loss”. He also commented on senior goalie Conner Maggard’s impressive play in the second half. The team is excited for their home match up this Saturday at 1:30 against Shelby county. It is expected that senior Zach Workman will go for at least 2 goals for the Eagles.