Soccer team losses 2 to end season

Friday, October 19, 2012

The season ended last week for the Mountain Home Tigers boys soccer team with two tough one-point losses in the District III 4A tourney.

Bishop Kelly 2

Mountain Home 1 (2 O.T.)

Two early goals that were called back loomed huge Oct. 8 at Bishop Kelly, as the Tigers ended up dropping a 2-1 double-overtime contest to the Knights.

"We really out-played them, and we scored two goals in the first five minutes that were both called back," said Tiger head coach Jay Lockett.

Brandon Zacarias scored the Mountain Home goal (that counted), and Jack Richelieu had 14 saves on goal.

Columbia 3, Mountain Home 2

Mountain Home played Columbia for the third time in less than two weeks on Oct. 9 when they faced the Wildcats in a loser-out game at Eastside Park.

The first two games were close, hard-fought battles, and last Tuesday's do-or-die game was no different. This time, however, Columbia prevailed.

"It's hard to play a team three times so close together, but it happens in the season when you have to postpone games and stuff like that. We beat 'em once, tied 'em once, and lost to them here," Lockett said.

Alex Dominguez and Bjarne Naumann scored Mountain Home's goals. Jack Richelieu had six saves on goal for the Tigers, who finished the season 7-7-4 overall.

Coach Lockett is already looking ahead to next year.

"We only have one starting senior and a total of four seniors on the team, and we're looking forward to good things to come."

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