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'Cats upset No. 1 and previously unbeaten Warriors

October 13, 2004|by JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport boys soccer team gave Mom and Dad an extra reason to be proud on Parents Night.

The Wildcats upset the No. 1 and previously undefeated Boonsboro Warriors 3-1 in an MVAL Antietam game on Tuesday night. Williamsport (5-7-1, 2-2-1) avenged its Washington County title-game loss to Boonsboro by snapping the Warriors' 11-game winning streak.

"Boonsboro (11-1, 4-1) is an excellent team and I respect them," Williamsport coach Carlos Reyes said. "Tonight's win was a great accomplishment by all of us to upset the No. 1 soccer team in the area. I am proud of the whole team."

Reyes, in his first year at Williamsport, succeeded Stan Stouffer, who retired last season after winning his seventh region championship in the last 10 years.

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"As a coach, I would like to continue the winning soccer tradition at Williamsport High School," Reyes said.

Despite the loss, Boonsboro coach Brad Distad was pleased with the effort of his team.

"From a spectator's standpoint, this was a fun game to watch," Distad said. "Obviously as a coach, I am disappointed in the outcome. It was really fun to watch the guys play their hearts out on both teams. Hustle was the key to Williamsport's win. They challenged everything."

Williamsport junior goalkeeper Sonny Hines gave up only one goal to Boonsboro, who came in averaging nearly seven per game.

"Tonight was the first night that we had a full roster here since the third game because of injuries," Hines said. "We have won every game that we have had a full roster here. We have got one of the best defenses that I have ever seen. We have got a lot of heart on our team."

The only goal of the first half was an unassisted score by Boonsboro senior Jake Munson.

Williamsport tied the score when Phillip Jordan got a goal on an assist by Matt Oliver in the 15th minute of the second half.

The Wildcats took the lead for good with about three minutes left in the game on an unassisted goal by Charley Spoonire.

Derek Hadley scored on an assist by Danny Gossard for the Wildcats' final goal with about one minute left.

"Derek Hadley had incredible hustle," Distad said. "He doesn't give up on anything."

Reyes had plenty of praise for David Nase.

"I would like to give credit to David Nase for playing excellent defense on Jake Munson," Reyes said. "Munson is their main scorer, and we wanted to stop him."

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