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Four goals by Estess leads Mustangs to big win
November 7, 2012West Jones Jr Sr High School
Laurel Sportsplex - Sophomore forward Kyle Estess had his biggest night in a Mustang uniform in the home opener vs Northeast Jones as he had his first career four goal game.
The first goal was set up by the very determined play of Chance Clark. The senior midfielder drove around several Tiger defenders toward the right corner. He then sent a crossing pass through the box. Junior forward Chase Brown flicked a header behind the keeper where Estess buried the shot giving West a 1-0 lead just 55 seconds into the match.
Three minutes later, junior midfielder Omar Garcia took a thrown in near the flag. Estess took the throw and bent a turning half volley into the left upper 90 for the second goal.
Brown would get his first career goal in the 8th minute when Clark chipped a ball over the backline and Brown ran onto it. He beat the keeper on the near post giving the Mustangs a quick 3-0 lead.
NEJ would have a chance to cut into the Mustang lead in the 15th minute, but a Kale Voge shot hit the crossbar and bounced out.
Both Estess, Garcia and Clark would have very near misses before Estess scored his third goal of the half.
In the 2nd half, Estess picked up where he left off. In the 48th minute, sophomore midfielder Donaldo Martinez placed a great through ball into space behind the NEJ defense. The keeper rushed out to make the stop, but Estess tapped the ball around him. He chased it down and sent his fourth goal into the side netting.
Clark would score his first goal of the year off a cross by Estess to end the Mustang scoring.
NEJ would get on the board in the 56th minute off a quality shot by Voge. Junior keeper Jacob Hauenstein would make five saves in goal for the Mustangs while 7th grade keeper Jess Cooley, making his debut, would stop one shot.
“What a great way to start the regular season with a big win over a county team,” said Coach Craig Winship. “The guys were very focused after our performances last weekend at the Reservoir. I love the fact that this team has competitors that are working very hard to be leaders for the younger players. Our training was much more productive on Monday, but to tell you I expected this offensive outburst would not be true.”
The Mustangs return to the pitch on Saturday at the Sportsplex in the Laurel HS Tournament. They will face Greene County and Resurrection High School.