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Bulldogs clipped by Cougars

Tony McGuireSports Editor

September 17, 2012

Last week, the Hazard Bulldogs hosted the Letcher Central Cougars in high school soccer action. The Bulldogs came up just shy (3-2) in a hard fought and physical match.


Letcher Central got on the board first with a goal at the 16 minute mark. The Cougars lost another goal due to an offside call, sending them to the locker room with the 1-0 lead.


The Cougars got a free kick early in the second half, but were turned away again as Hazard goalie Spencer Hansen made a diving save, keeping the game in reach. However, the Cougars would score on their next shot (2-0).


Hazard got on the board two minutes after the Letcher goal as Gary Kilburn was fouled in the box, and converted the penalty kick (2-1).


At the 77th minute, the Cougars pushed their margin to 3-1. But, Hazard quickly went to work to erase the goal. Again, it was a penalty kick after a hard foul in the box. This time Kevin Eversole completed the play.


The Bulldogs were unable to get the tying goal,and fell 3-2.


Hazard stats: Goals: Gary Kilburn 1 and Kevin Eversole 1.