Callaway soccer teams get road wins

Published 12:42 pm Thursday, March 30, 2017

By Kevin Eckleberry

TEMPLE – The Callaway Cavaliers shrugged off a halftime deficit to beat the Temple Tigers 3-1 on Tuesday in a Region 5-AAAA soccer showdown.

It was a big win for the Cavaliers (7-6 overall), who remained in second place in the region with a 5-2 record.

The Callaway Lady Cavaliers, meanwhile, were in control from the get-go on the way to a 6-0 win.

In the boys’ game, Temple took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Dakota Lord late in the first half.

The Cavaliers tied it four minutes into the second half on Grayson Lambert’s ninth goal of the season, with Johnathan Castillo assisting.

It remained a 1-1 game until Naron Jones scored his first goal of the season in the 67th minute on a pass from Lambert.

With three minutes remaining, Callaway got a big insurance goal from Ian Bryan, his 10th of the season.

Bryan collected a throw-in from Wes Brooks and beat the Temple goal keeper.

“The way we held our composure and fought back tonight was important for us,” Callaway coach Mike Petite said. “We didn’t panic when we were down and kept our belief in ourselves and how we go about our game. That allowed us to take control of the game and find a way to win. We have a lot still to play for and we are still working to get better every day.”

In the girls’ game, Kelly Carlisle did a lot of the damage for Callaway with four goals.

Brianne Vaught and Chole McGuffin also scored goals for Callaway, which made the most of its 13 shots on goal.