Greyhounds Notch Two Wins
September 20, 2011Paris High School
After a disappointing performance in their last regular season district game which saw the Paris Boys Soccer Team beaten by Harrison County, 10-0 the Hounds have come back with a two game win streak to improve to 6-7 on the year.
The Greyhounds beat Burgin for the second time this year with a 3-0 victory on September 17th. Senior Oscar Alamilla, Junior Kullen Fryer and Freshman Michael Frye all scored a single goal. Junior Ethan Gibson and Sophomore Deantre Landrum had one assist each during the match. Sophomore Blanton Park and Senior William DeSeroux spearheaded a stingy defense while Junior Logan West recorded his fourth clean sheet for the season in the keeper position.
During an exciting match against Frankfort on September 19th on a rain soaked Paris YMCA field, the Hounds took an early 1-0 lead on a corner kick from Kullen Fryer, which was headed into the goal by Sophomore Ceasar Ortega. The Panthers responded with a goal to tie the game. Sophomore Halen Stamper stuck the second goal in the net for the Hounds before the 20 minute mark to again give the scoring edge to the home team. Frankfort responded by tying the match 2-2 within the next few minutes. However the Hounds finished the half with two more goals, one by Kullen Fryer on an assist by Oscar Alamilla and one by an unassisted goal off the foot of Freshman Michael Frye.
Paris let their 4-2 halftime lead slip by allowing Frankfort to find the net early in the second half at the 43rd minute mark. The visiting team was not done and scored again at the 60th minute mark to tie the score 4-4. The Paris defense stiffened and repelled several attacks while keeper Logan West made multiple stops. Paris took the final lead when Oscar Alamilla was fouled one yard outside the eighteen with less than two minutes remaining while moving in for a shot on goal. Kullen Fryer drilled the penalty kick in the top right ninety to give Paris the final lead in the 79th minute to provide a dramatic 5-4 win. Senior Logan West was credited with his 5th win of the season in the keeper position.
Coach Gibson stated, “This was one of the most exciting matches I’ve coached and to finish in the fashion we did says that our kids are beginning to mature as a team and respond to the ups and downs of a game. We knew Frankfort had two excellent scorers in Juniors James Murphy and Taylor Lile who had combined for 21 of Frankfort’s 30 goals in their previous 11 matches. Although we were not able to shut them down, we were able to make key stops and generate enough offense through good possession of the ball and connection of passes to outscore them.” Murphy finished with 3 goals and Lile finished with 1.
The Hounds are on the road Wednesday at Rowan County, which has a 7-1-4 record through 12 games before finishing the week’s play on Saturday at home against winless Elliott County.