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Brothers Combine for 9 Goals in Youth Soccer League
October 8, 2008 - A pair of brothers owned the net Saturday in the Knightstown Home Optimist Club youth soccer league. For the first and second grade Huskies, Lucas Lewis ran past the pack and scored four goals. In the third, fourth and fifth grade division, his older brother, Alex Fields, drilled in five goals for the Panthers.
One of the highlights of the pre-school kindergarten division saw Dawson “Magic” Muncy score the first goal of his career. The three-year-old ran the field and kicked in the bullet past his own goalie, but fans still celebrated the feat, as did their opponent.
The Storm Troopers were strong on defense with Cara Mullen and Emilie “Minnie Mouse” Moss leading the way. Moss also scored the lone goal for her team. Molly Cupp was tops in hustle, along with Bryce Dehoney and Adam Moss.
The Polar Bears were chilled and didn’t find the net, but Connor Pyle was a hustler. Kylee “Silver” Fox and Nathan Hochstedler ran the field well. Marcus “Iron” Vise was solid at goalie helper. Makayla Kissick was a wall of steel in goal.
The Mighty Mustangs recorded one goal from Jon Harper. The kicker had a couple of good steals as well. Violet Alexander and Blake Donoghue controlled the ball well on drives. Josiah “Burger” King was tops in passing, while Zoe Beabout stopped a pair of shots on goal. Donoghue also had a good save.
Zachary Arnold, Benjamin Newby, Brachelle Wisner and William Groce all scored goals for the Leaping Lizards. Also contributing to the team effort were Madison “Bangles” Brockman, Madalyn Harris, Paige Personett and Dillon “The Marshall” True.
The Cyclones were fun to watch as Brodin “Mr.” Smith and Braedon Arnett found the goal three times each. Garrett Dalton also kicked in a pair. Kinsley Smoot had good throw-ins and Audrey Tice was solid on defense. Dalton “Moose” Mosier helped on offense and Jordan Plank really hustled.
Coltin “Iceman” Leisure and Jerry Hinds made a great defensive stand for the Yellow Jackets. Sara Loveall, Matthew McDaniel and Quentin Bland gave it their all and Owen Newkirk found a home in the goal, where he played tough.
In the first and second grade league, The Huskies relied on Brooke Hilderbrand, their smallest player, to use her body to block several shots. Rylee Johnson hustled and Skyla Smith played despite a twisted ankle. Jasmine “Bennie” Jett was outstanding in goal during the fourth period.
Jose Olivo continued with the hot foot and scored a pair of goals for the Inferno. Destiny Phifer took a shot to the face but played on. Devin Scott and Tyler Brown hustled, while Elizabeth “Say No” Moore shut down four shots on goal during her time in the net.
The Tigers didn’t score, but Ethan “The Black Hole” Yoder blocked a number of goals. Grace Hastings, Alexis Howard and Chase Burton had great throw-ins. Heather Townsend, Kira Smith, Wendall Roberts, Gavin “Take” Back and Skylar Wilson played tough on defense.
Derek “The Tractor” Overman blocked eight shots on goal for the Flames. A.J. Dalton was also solid on defense. Belle “In The” Holler and Shelby Hampton were big on hustle.
The Colts had two goals from Heather Jackson. Goalies Emmerson Hollenbaugh, Cooper Davis and Caitlyn “So” Cooley all stopped multiple shots. Dakota Swift was aggressive on ball movement.
The Green Geckos finally came up with a team name and Amelia Neal scored her first goal of the season. Connor Judd also scored as the team played their best soccer this year.
In the third, fourth and fifth grade league, the Hurricanes had three goals from Hannah “Hot Foot” Thomas and three more from Cody Campbell. Eric Adams and Sidney Vise played shutout in goal, while Brooke Vise, Liz Loveall, Jacob Bush and Lilly Vise all had assists for the goals scored.
The Panthers added to the fives goals from Alex Fields, with a pair from Cameron Fender. Sarah Smith and Brianna Phillips were tough on defense.
The Red Devils found the net twice when Steven Heady booted in a pair.
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