Tuesday, April 12, 2016

SPORTS STORY >> Pitch Panthers shock Bombers

Leader sports editor

The Cabot girls’ soccer team got another dominant performance while the boys picked up a big conference win last Friday against Mountain Home. The Lady Panthers routed Mountain Home 9-1 in a mercy-rule match while the boys handed the Bombers just their second loss of the season with a 2-0 win at Panther Stadium.

The Mountain Home ladies (5-6-1, 1-2) had no answer for Cabot’s powerful offense. The Lady Panthers scored on more than 60 percent of their shots, scoring on 9 of 15 shots on goal.

Junior Hadley Dickinson and sophomore Tristyn Edgar each pulled the hat trick while senior Maddie Rice and freshmen Gracen Turner and Brooklyn Stracener scored one goal apiece. Rice assisted on three other goals while Leelee Denton had two assists for Cabot.

The Lady Panthers (12-1, 3-0) have now outscored their three conference opponents by a combined 25-2.

The Cabot boys had not won a game when conference play began, but are leading the 7A/6A- East after three-straight wins. The Bombers (8-2-2, 2-1) were fresh off a 2-0 win at North Little Rock before being stunned by the Panthers (3-4-2, 3-0). Seth Whitman and Abi Brown posted Cabot’s two goals.

Both Cabot teams hosted Little Rock Christian Academy on Tuesday, and will travel to Jonesboro on Friday for another conference matchup against the Hurricanes.