Bremen gets best of Callaway
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
The Callaway Cavaliers made things interesting for a while in the second half, but it was visiting Bremen pulling away late for a 6-2 victory in a Region 5-AA soccer showdown.
Bremen, which was up 2-0 at the half, saw its lead cut in half when Blake Eubanks scored midway through the second half.
A couple of quick goals put the Blue Devils up by three goals, though, before Michael Everett scored to get the Cavaliers back within two.
Bremen salted the game away with a pair of late goals to win by four.
“They’re a good team,” Callaway head coach Mike Petite said. “They do what they want to do with the ball. Jason (Fields), their coach, has them really well-schooled.”
The Blue Devils came up empty despite some solid scoring opportunities in the first half, thanks in part to some outstanding saves by goal keeper Josh Cooprider.
With 14:30 left in the opening half, the Blue Devils broke through when they scored off of a corner kick.
Bremen scored again with 9:12 remaining in the half to take the 2-0 lead.
“I think we did a really good job in the first half defensively,” Petite said. “We made two mistakes, and they scored on both mistakes.”
The Cavaliers played inspired soccer after the halftime break and got within one when Eubanks scored a goal on his 16th birthday, but the Blue Devils put it away with their late flurry of goals.
On Friday, Callaway beat Jordan 4-0 in a game that was shortened to one half.
Joe Neese, Elbin Jacob, Hunter Lee and Tyler Lewis each scored for Callaway.
In Tuesday’s girls’ game, Callaway fell to Bremen 7-0.
Callaway was coming off a 4-1 home win over Jordan on Friday.
Alyssa Niner had a pair of goals for Callaway, and Keeley McGuffin and Marisa Acevedo had one goal apiece.
Callaway’s teams will visit South Paulding today before wrapping up the regular season with Thursday’s home games against Salem.
Both Callaway teams have qualified for the state playoffs.
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