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Dragons vs Northwest
March 13, 2013Southlake Carroll Athletic Boosters
Southlake, TX - March 8, 2013 - by JK Horne
The Dragon Men bounced back from a rare defeat the previous week to pummel the Northwest Texans on Friday night before a large and raucous crowd peppered with Carroll soccer glitterati from previous seasons. Less than two minutes in, Brad launched a powerful shot which, for what it lacked in accuracy, it made up for in style points as he nailed the American Flag pole three-quarters of the way up. Five minutes later, Jack F lofted a promising pass toward the far post which the goalie bobbled momentarily, and Jack P almost put in. Over the next five minutes, the Dragons battered the hapless Northwest defense with deep throw-ins and shots from every angle, with Tanner and Paul stepping up frequently to add to the onslaught. With 27 minutes left in the first half, Paul’s deep throw-in was tapped back to Tommy, who lofted a lovely floater over the top to Jack F who headed it in for the first score. The next several minutes featured no fewer than 4 Dragon corner kicks. On the last one, Walker served a beauty toward the far post which then bounced around in the box for a few seconds. Repositioning himself for a better angle from 25 yards out, Walker corralled the loose orb and uncorked a bending, dipping, sonic-booming, crossbar-paint-chipping, goalie-terrifying laser shot that put the Carroll squad up two nil. Just three minutes later, the Dragons found the scoreboard one more time as Tommy served another textbook pass to a well-positioned Jack F that he acrobatically slammed into the net. Meanwhile, the stout Dragon “D”, anchored in the middle by the impenetrable Triple-Towers of Mike, Logan , and Kyle, allowed not a single Northwest foray into the box until almost 30 minutes had passed in the half, and Turner easily dispatched a couple feeble attempts after that. The last 10 minutes of the half featured more Dragon fireworks, as Ricardo continually wreaked havoc on the left side, almost hitting pay-dirt on a nice pass from Jack F, and Duncan dominating in the middle with outstanding hustle creating additional opportunities.