At the start of the game Tuesday night a rain shower popped up out of no where. With the rain it makes the game more interesting as you play it speed them ball up on the ground as you pass and shot. This can cause all sorts of problems both teams. Camden was able to whether the rain and find a goal in the first five minutes of the game. The Bulldogs were able to clear the ball up the field to Senior Neal Blank who was able to make run on to the ball and cause the Spartans goalkeeper to save ball out of bounds for a Bulldog corner. On the first attempt at the corner the Bulldogs were denied by the Spartan keeper who was forced to play it out for another Bulldog corner. This time Camden was able to find the back of the net with a service form Sophomore Marshall Batten to Sophomore Gavin McMann who headed the ball into the to corner of the goal. Gavin who was making his first career start for the Bulldogs. For the next ten minutes is was a back and forth affair in the game as the Spartans had a couple of chances to score but Senior Chance King was able to deny them any sight of the goal. In the minutes that followed Camden was able to find the back of the net again with Neal Blank taking a shot having it blocked by the keeper and picking up the rebound and playing to fellow senior Sam White for the second goal of the game. In the final ten minutes of the first half Sam was able to return the favor to Neal and assist Neal for the third goal of the game. The start of the second half the Spartans made a few adjustments and was able to apply some pressure on the Bulldogs. This half goalkeeper Chance King had to be very alert as the Spartans came to life. The Spartans were able to find the back of the net on the Bulldog defense and keeper. It wasn’t until the half way point of the second half that the Bulldogs were able to get back in the driver seat of the game. This time Alessandro Magana was able to find Van Blank’s feet for the Bulldogs forth and final goal of the game. Other notable things on the match was defensive work for Thomas Burkott, Wyatt Bunch, and Gavin McMann. Also on offensive side of the ball runs from Freshman TJ Troublefield that found him in dangerous attacking spots on the field, the passes and touches for Sophomore Brady Anderson and Zach Sandberg were huge helps to the Bulldogs attack for the evening. With this momentum of a three game win streak the Bulldogs look forward to host the region opener against defending region champions and state finalist last year on Friday night at Zemp stadium at 7:00 p.m.
Camden Boys Varsity Soccer