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Cara Mullen Strikes For Six Goals For Storm Troopers
October 15, 2008 - Teammates Garrett “Shooter” Dalton and Brodin “Mr.” Smith combined for six goals to lead the pre-school and kindergarten powerhouse Cyclones during the fifth week of Knightstown Home Optimist Club soccer action.
The two Cyclones already seem destined for a spot on the high school team in nine or 10 years. Kinsley Smoot was solid in goal, while Dalton Mosier made a pair of great passes and Jordan Plank moved the ball well on offense.
In other action, the Storm Troopers were on the march with Cara Mullen driving in six goals. Mullen could also be varsity bound at that pace. J.R. Plank had a pair of scores and Bryce Dehoney added another. Coach Shevin Hill noted Haley “The Comet” Johnson was like lightening on the field, while Molly Cupp was tough in goal.
Blake Donoghue led the Mighty Mustangs with four goals. Shaylynn Allison had three and Jon “The Enforcer” Harper found the net for a score. Josiah King and Emma Waggoner had strong passing for the horses. Aiden Back had a strong kickoff, Logan Moss a good drive and Violet Alexander a sneaky steal.
The Leaping Lizards spread their scoring out over six players, which could be a league record. Scoring for the reptiles were Zachary Arnold, William Groce, Benjamin Newby, Brachelle Wisner, Madison Brockman and Carson Smith. It marked the first career goals for Brockman and Smith.
Adding to the team effort were Dillon True, Madalyn Harris, Paige Personett and Levi Jones.
The Yellow Jackets didn’t score on the day, but Owen Newkirk, Matthew McDaniel and Quentin Bland had great quarters in goal. Joyce Townsend, Jerry Hinds and Somer Parker were tops in hustle.
In the first and second grade league, the Tigers earned their stripes, led by Ethan Yoder, who had four goals. Chase Burton had a pair and Grace Hastings added one. Alexis Howard and Gavin “Take” Back had great throw-in form. Kira Smith and Heather “Knights” Townsend were animals on defense.
Skylar Wilson and Wendell Roberts were great on offense. The Tigers blocked nine shots on goal, with Back knocking down five. Burton took care of a pair while Smith and Yoder each kept one out of the net.
The normally “hot” Inferno was shorthanded with only five players. But Jessica “Butterfly” Butler, Devin Scott, Trindie Newby, Destiny Phifer and Tyler Brown all hustled for their best team effort of the year.
The Flames had a goal from Cora Gordon and four stops in goal from Derek Overman. Sadie Roberts was great on defense, Luke Klassen had three great kicks and Makayla Campbell hustled.
The Colts didn’t score but they were tough on defense. Dakota Swift “Kick” blocked several in the first and fourth quarters. Alexa Donoghue and Heather Jackson also had a good day in the net, while Caitlyn Cooley stopped a pair of shots in the second quarter.
The Huskies continued on a hot streak, with Lucas Lewis scoring five goals. Cameron “SpongeBob” Dean and Jakob Donoghue each added a score. Rylee Johnson and Grace Silcox showed great hustle. Autumn Snyder and Donoghue had impressive blocks, while Dean punted a goalie kick to midfield.
Colts II was led by a goal from Ben Furlani. Rylie Jordan, Kelly Issacs and Zach Wolfrom gave great effort.
In the third, fourth and fifth grade league, the All-Stars had a pair of goals each from Billie Thomas and Ryan Johnson. Coach Alison Erwin said the whole team had a great effort on the day.
The Red Devils played their most spectacular game of the year in a seesaw battle that featured strong defense. Troy “Silk” Sorrell was smooth and scored a goal for the Devils.
The Hurricanes scored two goals on the day from Lily Vise and Jacob “The President” Bush. The shorthanded team played without substitutes in a great effort. Alex Fields had three goals for the Panthers and strong defense from Jonathan “Hitman” Hunter. Mason “The Doctor” Florea showed precision footwork in the game as well.
The Junior High league held their annual shootout a week early as many eighth graders will be heading to Washington, D.C., on a field trip next weekend. Team Extreme won the shootout, with Layne Olsheske playing tough during his stint in goal.
In game action team Neon had goals from Aaron Jackson and Jackie Hastings. Billy Smith, Dakota Coates, Tristen White and Lea Suesz were tough on defense.
The Hornets also had two goals on the day, with Kyle Johnson and Shawn Hilton booting in one each. Chris Saunders had assists on both plays. On offense, Morganne McRoberts, Abby Moles, Ryan Braunschweig, Sarah Johnson and Madysen Smith led the Hornets. Conner Stolle, John Smith, Mason Campbell and Libbie Fender anchored defense. Fender finished off her 11th year of Optimist soccer with the game.
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