Bull­dog boys de­feat High­landers in soc­cer

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

DE­CATUR — The De­catur Bull­dog boys’ soc­cer team chalked up another win March 29, de­feat­ing the Eureka Springs High­landers in Eureka Springs. Since the be­gin­ning of the reg­u­lar con­fer­ence sea­son, the Bull­dogs have won three straight matches.

De­catur took con­trol of the Eureka Springs con­test early in the first half, scor­ing its first point on a shot by Rigo Rubi. Jason Gomez and Jimmy Men­doza put in two more goals by the end of the first half, tak­ing a 3-0 lead into the half­time break.

Eureka Springs would put one past goalie Roger Her­nan­dez for its only score. The Bull­dogs went on to win 3-1 over the High­landers.

The Bull­dogs are in third place in the 4A 1 North­west re­gion be­hind Dar­danelle and Huntsville go­ing into Week Three. The Bull­dogs were to be back in ac­tion April 3 in a home con­fer­ence matchup against the Prairie Grove Tigers and in an away game against the Ber­ryville Bob­cats April 6 be­gin­ning at 7 p.m.

Bull­dogs stats:

Shoot­ing at­tempts: Jason Gomez with 7, Jose Rubi with 4, Jimmy Men­doza and Kelvin Moreno each with two, Rigo Rubi and Wil­liam Barrios each with one, for a team to­tal of 17.

Her­nan­dez is cred­ited with six saves while al­low­ing only one goal.

Girls Eureka Springs 4, Lady Bull­dogs 0

In Lady Bull­dogs soc­cer news, the Eureka Springs Lady High­landers de­feated the De­catur Lady Bull­dogs, 4-0.

The De­catur Lady Bull­dogs will play a home game against the Lady Tigers of Prairie Grove April 3. They will travel to Ber­ryville to take on the Lady Bob­cats on Fri­day in a 5 p.m. match, weather per­mit­ting.

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