East Hamilton Soccer Advances To Class A/AA State Tournament

Saturday, May 18, 2013
CCS keeper Jonathan Crossman goes up for a save in a crowd.
CCS keeper Jonathan Crossman goes up for a save in a crowd.
- photo by Brian Malone

The East Hamilton boys soccer team punched their ticket to the Class A/AA state tournament in Murfreesboro next week for the second time in school history.  The Hurricanes scored three second-half goals to beat CCS 4-0.  

East Hamilton's advanced to the Class A/AA state tournament in 2011.  The won their quarterfinal match with White House but then fell to Kingsbury in the semifinals.  

The Hurricane's first goal came off bending free kick by Alex McCarney midway through the first half. The score would remain 1-0 into the half time break. 

East Hamilton continued the offensive pressure in the second half scoring just four minutes in. Jonah Goddard beat his man on the endline and found Kyle Gallups in front of the goal. 

The third goal came on a penalty kick by Kyle Gallups after a foul in the box.  

East Hamilton finished off the scoring with a hard line drive by Jonah Goddard late in the game.  

CCS struggled to get many dangerous chances on offense. 

The Chargers finish the season with a 12-5-2 record.

It is the end of an era for CCS as head coach Shawn Brower had previously announced his move to Jupiter, FL. 

Brower coached CCS for eight season with six trips to the state tournament.  They the Class A/AA state title in 2011 and were state runner up in 2010.  

David Stanton who previously coached at CCS has been named the new head coach.  Stanton also has a state soccer title at CCS in 2000.

East Hamilton will learn their opponent on Sunday.  The opening round begins Tuesday afternoon in Murfreesboro.  




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