Bull­dogs split week with win at home, loss on road

Westside Eagle-Observer - - SPORTS - MIKE ECKELS meck­els@nwadg.com

WEST­SIDE — The Decatur var­sity boys’ soc­cer team split a pair of scrim­mage matches last week as they pre­pared for the start of the reg­u­lar sea­son March 15.

The Life Way con­test March 6 pre­sented the Decatur Bull­dogs with chal­lenges from the weather. At match time, the wind was gust­ing up to 45 mph and the wind chills were in the mid-30s by sun­set.

To­ward the end of the first half, the Bull­dogs put the ball past the War­rior goal­keeper for the first point of the con­test and the only one in the half. About 15 min­utes into the sec­ond half, the Bull­dogs scored their sec­ond point of the night.

Shortly there­after, Life Way man­aged to put one past Decatur goal­keeper Roger Her­nan­dez for its only point of the con­test.

The Decatur Bull­dogs took the scrim­mage vic­tory, 2-1, over the Life Way War­riors.

On Thurs­day, the Bull­dogs trav­eled to Rogers to take on the 7A Moun­ties ju­nior var­sity team in the fi­nal scrim­mage match of the pre­sea­son. The weather con­di­tions for this match were much more fa­vor­able for soc­cer, with tem­per­a­tures in the mid-50s and the winds light.

The Bull­dogs put up a good fight through­out the 80-minute con­test, but the Moun­ties were sim­ply too tough and even­tu­ally took the win, 6-0, over Decatur.

The Decatur Bull­dogs re­turn to Bull­dog Sta­dium March 15 at 5:30 p.m. for the first con­fer­ence match of the sea­son when they face the Su­bi­aco Academy Tro­jans.

West­side Ea­gle Ob­server/MIKE ECKELS

Decatur’s Ja­son Gomez (8) drives the ball along the side­line as a Moun­tie player tries for a steal dur­ing the Rogers-Decatur boys soc­cer match at Moun­tie Sta­dium in Rogers on March 8. The Moun­ties won the non­con­fer­ence matchup, 6-0.

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