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Hornets sting soccer ’Cats, 4-0

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By Brody Jones

A three-goal barrage in the first eight minutes proved to spell doom for the Oliver Springs Bobcats Monday evening in a 4-0 loss to the Carter Hornets in soccer action at D.J. Brittan Field.
“We came out a bit slow and Carter managed to capitalize and that hurt us,” Bobcat head coach Josh Pryor said after the game. “When you give up three goals in the first eight minutes, that will happen. After we got our feet under us, we kept improving and we have a lot of players getting their first bit of experience.”
The Hornets scored their first goal three minutes in, followed up with another one six minutes into the game and another one two minutes later to take the early 3-0 lead.
The rest of the half, the Bobcats clamped down, highlighted by Lane Evans becoming a human slinky, twisting and contorting his body in ways that the human body was not meant to bend in order to make several crucial stops to get out of the half down 3-0.
Steven Russell had a notable scoring opportunity for the 'Cats in the first half.
At the 43-minute mark in the second half, Carter got a fourth goal to take the 4-0 lead.
After that lone goal of the second half, the Bobcats managed to stop any more goals from crossing into the net.
Seven Ramirez and Christian Phillips had note-worthy late goal attempts as Evans finished with 22 saves on the day.
"I told the guys that if we took away the first eight minutes, this would have been a different game. But it is what it is,” Pryor said after the game.