Wildcats enter district tourney on winning note

  • Derico

    The Pendleton County High School Wildcat soccer team ended its regular season with a pair of wins last week and to finish with a 7-3-2 overall record.
    The Wildcats faced  Williamstown last Thursday in its home regular season finale. Noah Barnard and Ethan Courts each scored a goal and the Wildcats held on to a 2-1 victory.
    “Every time we play Williamstown, it is a tough game,” Head Coach Brian Adams said. “We had good performances all over the field.”
    Goalie Connor Farwell played strong at goalie once again, as he saved 11 shots in the victory. Coach Adams said he has had a good season.
    “If you look at the amount of goals we’ve conceded, I don’t think that is a fair reflection of how good he has been,” Coach Adams explained. “We’ll need him to keep up his good form as we head into postseason play.”
    The Wildcats finished up the season with a road game against Owen County on Saturday. PC couldn’t dent the goal in the first half, but they scored twice in the second half and shut out Owen County 2-0.
    “I’m really proud of my team for how we handled the Owen County match. There were a lot of circumstances for that game that I’m not sure we were equipped to deal with a few weeks ago,” Coach Adams said. “We were by far the better team in the first half, but the goal didn’t come. My guys kept their composure and we played our game and we were rewarded with a win and a shutout.”
    The Wildcats will next be playing in the 38th District Tournament, which starts this Tuesday. PC will battle with Mason County at 7 p.m. It will be a home game for the Wildcats. The last time they played the Royals, the game ended in a 4-4 draw.
    The saying is, ‘its just another game’, but we all know that tournament play is a different animal than the regular season,” Coach Adams explained. “We have the talent to advance. It is up to the players to make sure they out work the opposition, then our talent can take care of the rest.”
    If the Wildcats win the semifinal matchup, they will play the Harrison County/St. Patrick winner Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Harrison County.