Playing at home last Tuesday against the visiting Glasgow Scotties, both the varsity and JV Cougars suffered losses. In the opener, the JV squad fell by a 4-1 score, while the varsity was shut out 6-0 in the late game.
The Scotties scored first in the third minute of play when they sent a ball through the middle of the Cougar defense, onto the goal. Grayson County keeper Brady Whobrey came out of his net to try and track down the ball, but Glasgow’s Reed Gatlin beat him to it and put a shot past the keeper and into the net to make it 1-0.
Grayson County tied it 1-1 in the sixth minute of play off a corner kick. The ball came to seventh-grader Matthew Haycraft who launched a shot from about 25-yards out that sailed over the outstretched arms of Scottie goal-keeper, Brantley Estes.
That would be the Cougars’ only score of the afternoon. The Scotties led 3-1 at the half following another Gatlin goal in the 14th minute and one from Hunter Young in the 17th minute.
Young would later add another goal in the 42nd minute to make the final score 4-1.
While the final score of 6-0 might indicate a rout, it was not really all that one-sided. The Cougars had several excellent scoring chances, but it was the play of Scottie senior goal-keeper Chandler Dunn which made the difference.
Connor Schultz had a couple of good chances in the first five minutes, only to be foiled by Dunn.
The Scotties broke through to score in the sixth minute of play. Chris Goulbourne sent a pass ahead to Kolby Greer, who then sent a shot past Cougar keeper Jack Davis, who had come out of his net trying to cut down the angle.
Glasgow made it 2-0 in the 28th minute when Augie Brown scored off a great crossing pass from Adam Garrett.
With just a couple of minutes left in the half, Dunn came up with another great, diving stop to thwart a low, hard, driving shot from Korean exchange student, Seong Dong Lee.
Leading 2-0 at the half, the Scotties made it 3-0 just a couple minutes into the second half. Two shots in succession clanged off the right upright, with the second shot caroming right to Golbourne, who snapped it into the net.
A minute later, a long throw-in from the sideline went to Bennett Pack in front of the Cougar goal. Pack passed to Greer, who knocked the ball in off the cross bar to make it 4-0.
The Scotties scored again in the 56th minute, with Greer assisting Garrett on the goal. Garrett later scored the final goal of the night in the 76th minute off a nice pass from Trent Bosse to make it 6-0.
Reach Don Brown at 270-259-9622, ext. 2016