S. Carroll turns back N. Carroll

September 21, 1994|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer

The South Carroll Cavaliers brought their brand of soccer up to North Carroll last night and came home with an efficient 2-0 win.

Playing their ball-control game by building up from the back with short passes, the Cavaliers handled a North Carroll team that just kept coming and coming with its own straight-ahead style.

The No. 7 Cavaliers got all the offense they needed with first-half goals by Adam Aulestia and Dan Hughes, and then turned back some solid pressure from North Carroll.

"You know what you're going to get when you come up to North Carroll, and that's an aggressive team that just keeps coming at you from the first whistle to the last," said South Carroll coach Charlie Fazenbaker. "Our goal was to control the ball and we felt if we could do that, we'd win the game."

It was the third straight county win for the Cavaliers, who opened the season with impressive wins over Westminster and Liberty. North Carroll drops to 0-2 -- both county losses.

North Carroll had the better opportunities in the opening minutes last night, but it was South Carroll who made the most of its chances later in the half to take a 2-0 lead into intermission.

Aulestia got South Carroll on the board 10 minutes in when he dribbled around a couple of North Carroll defenders at the 18-yard mark and then sent a left-footed shot past goalie Bruce Wright.

The goal came moments after North Carroll had two of its best chances. Ryan Bowles got free along the left side and sent a cross past goalie Jason Petroski and through the South Carroll crease, but nobody was there to put it away. After South Carroll failed to clear on the same possession, Petroski came out and smothered a Corey Rill shot to keep the game scoreless.

South Carroll made it 2-0 with 15 minutes left in the half when Hughes tapped in a rebound from right in front. The North Carroll defense turned back two shots with a big crowd in front of the Panthers' goal before Hughes finished along the left side.

North Carroll went straight at the Cavaliers and had some chances throughout the game, but was unable to make the most of the opportunities. It also got a great effort from Wright, who turned back 17 South Carroll shots.

"It's a struggle," said North Carroll coach Ed Powelson.

"We made two mistakes and they capitalized on them like a good team should. We got a good young team and we're not going to quit -- it'll come."

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