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Comets fall in boys soccer / March 26, 2009
Martinsville used a fast start to defeat Halifax in boys’ varsity soccer action, 6-0, on Monday.

The Bulldogs got off a fast start, scoring twice in the first 3 minutes of the game.

First, a shot from outside to the far post went wide of Keeper Jordan Keck but was scored within a minute and 20 seconds of kickoff.

The second scored just 2 minutes later on a great individual move by a Bulldog forward inside the goal box and put front post past Keck.

The Martinsville possession of the ball and movement off the ball was impressive. A third goal was scored 12 minutes in on a penalty kick after a foul in the box by a Halifax defender. A fourth goal was scored in the first half on a corner kick that was cleared by the defense and kicked off HC defender LaMar Holmes with 12 minutes left in the half.

Martinsville had 13 shots in the first half compared to the Comets 3. Keck had 5 saves in the half and the Bulldog keeper had 2.

Martinsville added 15 more shots in the second half to our 1 and found the back of the net 2 more times. We played a very defensive role the entire game but had held Martinsville out the net for 28 minutes in the second before a free goal from 25 yards out was scored on a beautiful shot to the back post.

The Bulldogs’ last score was another penalty kick put in by their keeper with 3 minutes to play. HC keeper Jordan Keck had a total of 16 saves in the game and had a solid performance.

We simply gave Martinsville too many shots and allowed them to keep possession for the majority of the game. They worked harder than us in this game and we made several simple misques that directly led to goals for the Bulldogs.

We did some good things as well in the game. Our thought process on many of our offensive runs was right on what we have practiced, we covered defensively on many of the Bulldogs runs, and we showed more poise in this game over the previous three games. We also did things wrong and will continue to work on those at practice. Ball possession and team positioning are at the top of the list,” said Comet Coach Frank Shealy.

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