The Hazard Bulldogs started their 2014 soccer season this week. The Bulldogs played three games, and came away with one win.
The Bulldogs started their season on the road at Prestonsburg. The Blackcats jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, with Hazard erasing one goal just before the half (2-1).
Hazard’s defense came out determined in the second half, shutting down Prestonsburg. Justin Combs got his second goal of the game in the half, while Isaac Turner picked up a goal. Hazard was awarded their fourth goal courtesy of Prestonsburg’s on-goal (4-2).
Hazard stats: Justin Combs 2 goals, Isaac Turner 1 goal, and Jay Banks 1 assist.
In their second game of the week, Hazard hosted the Paintsville Tigers. The two teams battled back-and-forth throughout the first half, and went to the break tied at one.
The second half would play out differently as Paintsville began to make their presence known. The Tigers would blank the Bulldogs in the second half, taking the 5-1 victory
Hazard stats: Justin Combs 1 goal.
In their final game of the week, the Hazard Bulldogs hosted the Belfry Pirates. The Bulldogs would struggle with the Pirates’ defense throughout the game, and fell 1-5.
Hazard stats: Hunter Hardy 1 goal and Justin Combs 1 assist.
Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.