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Tiger Cubs continue 2010 dominance

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Greencastle's Brandon Query passes the ball during Tuesday's contest against Terre Haute North. The Tiger Cubs shut out the Patriots 3-0. [Order this photo]
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle boys' soccer team continued its season of dominance by recording its seventh consecutive shut out by downing Terre Haute North 3-0 and improved to 13-1 on the season.

The Tiger Cubs got out quick as senior Spencer Moore scored less than two minutes into the game. Moore zeroed in on the ball and out-raced the Patriot defenders to score with 38:13 on the clock.

Head coach Dave Lilly said his team looked the best they have since early in the season.

"It was a very good outing," Lilly said. "That's as well as we've played since game four. That's what I've been telling everybody. Great possession, great touches and great finishes. We didn't get the 20 chances that we've been getting. This is a good team and for us to keep them out -- they've got a kid who has 24 goals on the season -- we knew they had some horsepower."

Terre Haute North failed to threaten the Tiger Cubs in the first half and GHS went to the half up 1-0.

Evan Smith added the Tiger Cubs' second goal with 31:56 to put the team up 2-0 and in clear control of the game.

Shortly after, Patriot player Julian Shamsaie was slapped with a red card after taking Moore down hard to the turf. The Patriots earned a yellow card and it didn't take GHS long to strike.

Following the yellow card, with 15:59 on the clock, Cody Watson popped the ball up and Brandon Query blasted a shot past Terre Haute North keeper Adam Shamsaie for the final score of the match.

Terre Haute North's best chance to score came at the seven-minute mark, but a wall of Greencastle players assisted keeper Kyle Parker and kept the Patriots out of the net.

"I'm as pleased as I could be," Lilly said. "Not only the outcome, but the way we played. It's the way we want to play against a team like this going into the state tournament. It bodes well for us."

Greencastle begins its sectional next Thursday Oct. 7 , against Monrovia at the Mooresville Sectional. GHS got a little banged up Tuesday night, but Lilly believes his team will be ready to play when the tournament begins.

"We got a lot of guys nicked up tonight and that's concerning because we're not real deep when it comes to bringing guys off the bench. It will give us time to heal before the first sectional round," Lilly said.

Greencastle will take on Cascade Thursday at 5 p.m.

At Greencastle

THN 0 0 -- 0

Greencastle 1 2 -- 3

First Half

GHS -- Moore 38:13

Second Half

GHS -- Smith 31:56

GHS -- Query 15:59

Next game -- Greencastle will take on Cascade Thursday at 5 p.m.