High School Soccer

Indians able to bust loose against Lions

by Doug Gorman

After several hard-luck losses this season, East Coweta boys soccer coach Todd Beldon was looking for some kind of spark to ignite a fire in the Indians.

Last night's 10-0 throttling of Region 3-AAAAAA foe Westlake could do the trick.

Taking a page out of the girls team who just a few hours earlier whipped the Lady Lions by the same score, East Coweta scored five times in the first half and five in the second half.

The Region 3-AAAAAA contest ended with five minutes left in regulation.

With the win, East Coweta improved to 3-5 overall and 2-2 in region play. Westlake fell to 2-4 overall.

It was a much need boost for the Indians who had lost five games in a row, all by just one goal. Two were on penalty kicks.

'It's really the confidence boost we needed,' Beldon said. 'We have lost so close games and this is a game we really needed.'

East Coweta has struggled early this season in what is a rebuilding year after advancing all the way to the Final Four but getting hit hard by graduation, There was some thought heading into the contest that the match between the Indians and the Lions would be closer, but the Indians closed out the first half with five goals in about 13 minutes Mason Winters got the scoring started on a header for the Indians with 25:26 remaining, but six players tallied goals the Indians en route to ending the streak.

Austin Cosby and Zac Slaton each had hat tricks for the Indians.

Cosby got into act, scoring three times, including twice in the second half.

Zac Slaton converted a penalty kick for East Coweta's second goal and also connected on two more shots in the second half.

The Indians also received tallies from Will Lundquist, Justin Sharp and Nick Martin.

'We know we are going to need to spread the wealth this year, so it was good to see different people step up,' Beldon said.

The Indians return to action Friday at Fayette County.



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