Down for the county (title)

Upstart Warriors declaw 'Cats

Upstart Warriors declaw 'Cats

September 28, 2004|by TIM KOELBLE

For the first time, Boonsboro has a boys soccer trophy at school proclaiming it as Washington county champion.

The No. 3 Warriors (7-0) used a pair of goals in the second half to break a 2-2 halftime tie on the way to a 4-3 triumph over Williamsport at School Stadium on Monday night.

Senior Corey Robinson bounced in a goal off a free kick from Scott Hart in the 48th minute for a 3-2 lead and junior Adam Dellinger followed in the 67th minute for another goal to give the Warriors a two-goal advantage.

"This win is great for the school," said coach Brad Distad. "We've never gotten out of the first round of the county championships before."


Williamsport, playing without four key players in their lineup - including Phillip Jordan and Shawn Miller, who were out with injuries - closed the gap to 4-3 when Seth Shrader scored on a penalty kick in the 73rd minute.

Senior forward Jake Munson, one of Boonsboro's eight lettermen, tallied both first half goals.

Munson popped in the first goal after a shot deflected off Williamsport keeper David Hines in the 17th minute.

Williamsport freshman Aaron Miles tied the game one minute later by breaking away from two Boonsboro defenders from midfield to score off his own dribble.

Munson's second score came in the 33rd minute on a left-footed boot from 15 yards, to break a 1-1 tie.

"These kids have been together for a long time and we've got lots of depth," Distad said. "Williamsport played a tough game and this is the start of five games in eight days for us."

Wildcat coach Carlos Reyes, also without starters Daniel Gossard and Jon Langas for disciplinary reasons, still said his team played well.

"We played better tonight than last week," Reyes said. "As the game went on I think we got tired."

Munson, in his third year, is confident the Warriors can continue its early-season success.

"We're looking forward to this being the start of going far to winning the league," Munson said. "We're better than we have been in a long time."

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