East Ridge Rallies For District 6A/AA Soccer Win

East Hamilton Tops CSAS 8-0

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The East Ridge boys soccer team trailed 1-0 for about 25 minutes Tuesday night in their District 6A/AA win or go home semifinal game against Hixson.  The Pioneers were able to tie the game before half and went on to score three goals in the second half to score the 4-1 win.  

"I think the heat got to us in the first half and we were playing sluggish,"  East Ridge head coach Jeremy McIntyre said.

"In the second half, they just put it on.  They knew it was win or go home and the put in the extra effort in the second half." 

It is the 12th win of the season for the Pioneers who have just one loss. 

Tad Whitaker, Alex Martinez, Kolbe King and Erberto had goals for the Pioneers.  King also had two assists and Whitaker had one.  

Missael Avala had Hixson's lone goal. 

Tuesday's semifinal games were played on the new turf field at the Baylor School due to saturated fields from this weekend's rain. 

In the second game of the evening, East Hamilton beat CSAS 8-0.

The Pioneers will play at East Hamilton Thursday for the District 6A/AA championship at 5 p.m. 

A/AA District 6 Semifinals

Hixson 1  East Ridge 4
Halftime: H 1  ER 1
Goals: ER-Tad Whitaker, Alex Martinez, Kolbe King, Erberto; H-Missael Ayala
Assists: ER-Kolbe King 2, Tad Whitaker
Shots: 15-3
Standouts: Rasim Kazic, John Mwamba, DeAngelo Johnson
ER Overall Record: 12-1-2

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