Hicks’ two goals not enough for Cathedral victory

Published 12:01am Wednesday, November 20, 2013

BOVINA — John Ashton Hicks scored both goals for Cathedral’s varsity boys’ soccer team, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Green Wave lost the St. Aloysius Flashes 7-2 Tuesday night in its season opener.

The varsity doubleheader was originally scheduled to take place at St. Aloysius High School in Vicksburg, but Green Wave head coach Dennis Hogue said the games were moved to a field in Bovina in eastern Warren County.

Hicks scored his first goal of the game at the 22nd minute, but Cathedral still trailed St. Aloysius 3-1 at halftime. The Flashes scored four goals in the second half while the Green Wave managed just one — a penalty kick by Hicks at the 69th minute.

“We had a lot of opportunities,” Hogue said. “But we’re a relatively young squad. We have just one senior and one junior. We have eight or nine ninth-graders and four seventh-graders. We’re going to take our licks this season.”

Hogue said that aside from Hicks, Fredrick Sanguinetti had a good game offensively. Defensively, Hogue said that ninth-grader Rudy Nugent played “exceptionally well.”

Cathedral (0-1) begins MHSAA Region 6-1A/2A/3A action on Friday night at 7 p.m. at home against Loyd Star.

St. Aloysius girls 7, Cathedral 2

BOVINA — The Cathedral Lady Green Wave got two goals from Maddy Christian, but they could not overcome a 5-1 halftime deficit in their season opener Tuesday night and eventually lost to the St. Aloysius Lady Flashes 7-2.

Christian scored at the 31st minute of the first half after St. Aloysius had opened up a big lead and then scored at the 74th minute.

Cathedral (0-1) hosts Loyd Star at 5:30 p.m. to bring Region 6-1A/2A/3A action.

Franklin County girls 2, Brookhaven 1

BROOKHAVEN — Harley McKay scored both of Franklin County’s goals as the Lady Bulldogs held on for a 2-1 win over the Brookhaven Lady Panthers Tuesday night.

DeyDey Lewis scored Brookhaven’s only goal of the match. Franklin County goalkeeper Macy Ziskin preserved the Lady Bulldogs’ win with four saves in five opportunities.

Franklin County (7-0) doesn’t play again until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 when it begins Region 6-1A/2A/3A play at home against Wesson.

Franklin County boys 2, Brookhaven 1

BROOKHAVEN — Led by Greg Queen’s two goals, the Franklin County Bulldogs also remained undefeated this season with a 2-1 win over the Brookhaven Panthers Tuesday night.

Bulldogs goalkeeper Nathaniel Verdin had another solid performance as he had three saves. Quinn Cooper scored the only goal for Brookhaven. Other than that, scoring opportunities were few and far between.

Franklin County (7-0) hosts Wesson on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in its Region 6-1A/2A/3A opener.