It was a history making evening as Shelbyville Central' s Golden Eagle soccer team advanced to the region championship after a 4-2 win over The Howard School in the region semifinal at home on …
It was a history making evening as Shelbyville Central' s Golden Eagle soccer team advanced to the region championship after a 4-2 win over The Howard School in the region semifinal at home on Tuesday night.
With the win, it's the first time in school history as the Eagles will be advancing to region championship and sectional.
"They (Howard) definitely created a number of chances on us with a very direct style of play. Their individual qualities and intensity were a test for our defense, but we held strong against their attack," Shelbyville Central coach Chris Fritz said.
The Eagles opened up the scoring with some great through ball as with Drew Taylor and Brian Contreras each finding the back of the net for a 2-0 advantage.
Howard scored to make the score 2-1 at the intermission.
Shelbyville Central increased the led to 3-1 with a Emmanuel Leyva cross and Contreras shot from outside the box.
Howard responded with a goal to cut the lead to 3-2.
With a few minutes left in the clock Daniel Juarez found Edgar Solis to put the game away for the Eagles final goal.
"We have a great group of upperclassmen with a common goal. Capturing this moment has been a longtime goal of ours and it feels great to have many of our alumni come back to support us and give us words of encouragement," Fritz said.
"We are happy to finally achieve this for our Eagle family, but now we
are looking forward to our region championship match."
The Eagles (11-7) host Ooltewah Thursday at 7 p.m.
"We will need a big crowd for that one," Fritz said.
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