CARY — Panther Creek got goals from striker Melvin Castro and fullback – yes, fullback – Artim Minin to score a 2-0 victory over host Cary on Wednesday night at Cooper Field.
Catamount strikers are the heart of their offense, but coach David Grant isn't afraid to move any player forward if it gives Panther Creek a chance to score. That's what happened on the Catamounts' first goal, when Minin took a pass from Albert Wu after a corner kick and dumped it in the net in the 26th minute.
"It's not really that weird, to be honest with you, because we're very aggressive," Grant said of a fullback scoring. "We want to push players forward, and any opportunities they get, you get hungry players. Fullbacks always want to get in and score.
“Every time I'll send a fullback or two in there and get an opportunity to score. It was great to see, and it will be happening a little but more now.”
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