On Saturday, the Hazard boys’ soccer team hosted their final scrimmage of the preseason. The Bulldogs hosted Pike Central, and had an easy time with the Hawks.
It did not take long for the Bulldogs to get on the board as they found the net just three minutes into the game. Isaac Turner crossed a ball into the box where Blake Lockhart punched it in. Before the first ten minutes of the game had elapsed, Hazard had hung four goals on Pike Central.
Hazard was able to dominate both sides of the field, keeping Pike Central to seven shots on goal. Senior goalie Chase Caldwell was able to stop the first six attempts, but with only 30 seconds remaining in the game, the Hawks were able to squeak on past (erasing the shutout).
Hazard ended the game with nine goals and eight assists. After the game, Coach Bates remarked, “I am pleased with how our back line performed against a big, athletic team like Pike Central. Although we still have some work to do, I am excited about where we are at this point in the season.
Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.