Tough schedule for Cavaliers
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
Coming off a hard-fought 2-1 loss to Dutchtown last week, the Callaway High boys’ soccer team will look to get back on the winning track on Tuesday when it hosts Central-Carroll.
Callaway (1-2) opened the season with a 4-0 home loss to Douglas County before beating Crawford County 10-0 on the road for its first win, and a few days later it lost at Dutchtown.
Dutchtown got a goal from Elvis Arari with two minutes remaining to earn the win.
Callaway tied it early in the second half on a goal from Jostin Raymundo, with Blake Eubanks setting him up with the assist.
It was still tied at 1-1 when Callaway goal keeper John Will White made an outstanding save with about seven minutes to play, but Dutchtown was able to find the net five minutes later for the game-winning goal.
“This part of the season is about getting better and we did that again tonight,” said Callaway head coach Mike Petite.
“So far we have played a 4A, 5A and 6A team and have been very competitive every night. We have to find the positives coming off a tough loss and get back to work getting better as a team. Very proud of these guys so far.”
In the 10-0 win over Crawford County, Raymundo had a huge game for Callaway with four goals, while Eubanks had two goals and an assist.
Greyson Batchelor was also heavily involved in the offensive attack with a goal and five assists, and Connor Davis, Nelson Herrera and Journee Jordan had one goal apiece.
Callaway’s girls’ soccer team, meanwhile, is also 1-2 after losing to Douglas County and Dutchtown while beating Crawford County 2-1.
Callaway will host Central-Carroll on Tuesday, with the girls’ game beginning at 5 p.m., and the boys’ game to follow.