Skip to main content

Tigers Pounce On Pioneers

September 23, 2010

The Fred T. Foard Tigers found themselves in a familiar position Wednesday — needing a goal to win a match. They got that crucial goal from Jason Smith in the closing minutes of a conference match at home against the Watauga Pioneers.

The game-winning goal was Smith’s second of the night and gave the Tigers a 2-1 victory at home. Smith scored the Tigers’ first goal of the night in the 22nd minute on a shot seven yards outside the penalty box.

“We got the big plays out of him tonight, but his teammates did a great job of getting him the ball,” Foard coach Scottie Goforth said. “It’s just Jason was able to break free on two occasions and get a goal.”

Nick Bolick earned the assist on Smith’s first goal of the night, and Chris Finley assisted on the second goal. Watauga tied the game at 1 with a goal 2 minutes into the second half.

“They put one in quick, and we did what he had to do to rally,” Goforth said.

With Wednesday’s win, the Tigers are now 3-1-0 against the Northwestern 3-A/4-A and remain in the hunt for a conference title — trailing first-place Hickory by a half game. Watauga dropped to 1-1-1 in conference play.

The Tigers play at South Caldwell on Monday, and they are at home Wednesday against No. 12 Hibriten.

Watauga plays Wednesday at Hickory.

View more articles in:
An undrafted rookie in 2012, Austin Johnson was ready to start his NFL career in Baltimore. After...
It didn't take long for Ryan Succop to land on his feet. The former Kansas City Chiefs and Hickory...
Catawba native Bobby Lutz is a finalist for the head men's basketball coaching job at College of...


Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes