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Soccer Trojans get two wins

<p><strong>Chasing the ball:</strong> Soccer players from Subiaco Academy (white uniform) and Clarksville High School chase down the ball during a recent match.</p>

Chasing the ball: Soccer players from Subiaco Academy (white uniform) and Clarksville High School chase down the ball during a recent match.

The Subiaco Academy soccer team won two games on Marchg 20 and 21 against St. Joseph of Conway and Clarksville.

Subiaco traveled to Clarksville on Friday, March 21, for their final soccer game before spring break. The Trojans defeated the Panthers, 6-1.

The Panthers proved to be taller than the Trojans, forcing Subiaco to play the ball on the ground more than in the air. The ground attack played into Subiaco’s favor. Six minutes into the game, Subiaco’s Gerardo Jean scored giving the Trojans a 1-0 lead. The Panther defense worked to put a stop to the Trojan offensive drive, but were unable to control the push from the midfield. With 28 minutes to play in the first half, Mark Liu scored the Trojan’s second goal. The Trojans continue to work the ball toward the goal and with 10:41 left in the half, Jaeyong Oh scored and the Trojans took a 3-0 lead into halftime.

Subiaco needed to come out strong in the second half in order to keep the Panthers out of the goal. The Trojans used teamwork to develop the drive for their fourth goal. Jean sent the ball through to David Kim and the Trojans had a 4-0 lead with 38 minutes to play. With 27 minutes to play in the game, Oh sent the ball into the box to Jun woo Chang who scored making the score 5-0 in favor of the Trojans.

The Trojans’ defense had held the Panthers to 12 shots to the goal all night, when on a Panther attack a penalty was called in the box and the Panthers were able to score on a Penalty kick with 25 minutes to play. Six minutes later, Jun woo Chang sent the ball to Liu for the Trojan’s 6th goal, and a final score of 6-1.

The Trojans returned to conference play on Tuesday at home against Dardanelle.

The Trojan Junior varsity played their second game of the season on Friday, March 21 against Clarksville. Nsisong Archibong scored for the Trojans with 19:48 minutes to play in the first half on a corner kick from Alex Sharum. The second half saw the Panthers score two goals handing the JV Trojans their first loss.

On Thursday, March 20, Subiaco traveled to Conway to take on St. Joseph and came away with an 8-0 win.

Five minutes into play, David Kim sent the ball to Gerardo Jean for the Trojans first goal of the match. Subiaco’s offense was able to control the ball and seven minutes later Gerardo managed to score again, giving the Trojans a 2-1 advantage. Gerardo got his hat-trick, scoring his third goal 13:27 minutes into the match, giving Subiaco a 3-0 lead.

Subiaco’s attack became more aggressive, but the St. Joseph defense didn’t allow another goal in the first half.

The second half saw Subiaco attacking with the wind at their backs making it easier to move the ball in the air as well as on the ground. The Trojans took advantage, and four minutes into the second half, they bumped the score to 4-0 with a goal by Gerardo Jean from the assist by Mark Liu. Six minutes later Liu scored and the Trojans were up 5-0. Four minutes later Jun woo Chang fed the ball to Gerardo Jean for Subiaco’s sixth goal of the night. Alex Sharum got in on the scoring with a goal seven minutes later and Subiaco took a 7-0 lead. Reserve goalie and Forward Travis Laundry made the Trojan’s final goal with five minutes left to play, giving the Trojans an 8-0 victory.

The Trojans took 26 shots to the goal and Goalie Chris Myers had three saves in the game.

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