Tigers claim 7th straight victory, beat Sikeston 4-0

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Central continued its hot streak with its seventh straight victory Tuesday night, a 4-0 decision against Sikeston.

All three local teams won by shutouts Tuesday with Notre Dame blanking Poplar Bluff and Jackson putting up a half-dozen goals in blanking Anna-Jonesboro, Ill.

Central, coming off a first-place finish this past weekend in the Francis Howell Tournament in St. Peters, Mo., led just 1-0 at halftime but scored three times in the second half to put the game away.

Jordan Young, normally Central's starting goalkeeper, scored two goals in the game, including one that put Central ahead in the first half.

Lance Altenthal and Matt Hester chipped in with a goal apiece for Central (7-1), which hasn't lost since a season-opening contest against Festus St. Pius at the Notre Dame Soccerfest.

Four different players assisted on the goals: Trenton Beckham, Joey Hodge, Lucian Johnson and Asad Malik.

"Cape Central is a good team with 14 seniors and are a solid team every year," Sikeston coach Derrick Long said.

The Bulldogs (2-5) had just two shots on goal. Timmy Hart and Justin Deere had the lone shots, as Sikeston's leading scorer, Blake Taylor, was hounded all night by the Tigers defense and was not a factor in the contest.

The Bulldogs were outshot 14-2 on the night.

JV -- Central won 5-0.

Notre Dame 3, Poplar Bluff 0

Tyler LeGrand scored twice as Notre Dame won on the road.

Jason Delgado addded a goal for the Bulldogs (5-2).

Adam Bertrand, Frankie Ellis and Austin Gelsheimer had assists.

Nathan Kolda picked up the shutout in goal.

JV -- Notre Dame won 7-0.

Jackson 6, Anna-Jonesboro 0

Cameron Keller scored a hat trick as Jackson climbed back to .500.

The Indians improved to 3-3-2.

Chris Shelton, Spencer McCormick and Andrew Lysell added goals.

Shelton had two assists and Keller added an assist.

Tyler Holman recorded the shutout.

-- From staff reports

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