Cherokee (Special to the Maroon Devils Network) – The Maroon Devils Men’s Soccer Team traveled to Cherokee to take on the Cherokee Braves on Saturday in a rescheduled game. The Devils would have eight players scoring goals in the game.
Just two minutes into the game Senior Chase Burrell would find Sophomore Landon Matz for the first goal of the game. One minute later, Senior Anthony Reyes would find Junior Lucas Trantham for a goal. Thirty seconds later Sophomore Gavin Rowland would find Matz for his second goal. Three minutes later Sophomore Matthew Gray would find the back of the net off a Burrell pass. Eight minutes into the game Senior Zachary Cline would score off a dropped ball 40 yards out putting the Devils up 5-0. With 21 minutes left in the first half, Burrell would connect with Senior Dhruv Senghani to add another goal for the Devils. Burrell would add his own goal five minutes later off a pass from Cline. Freshman Owen Craig would score his first goal of the season a few minutes later off a pass from Senior Noel Wolf. The Devils would attain the mercy rule 20 minutes into the second half when Cline would find Wolf for the last goal of the game.
“We were happy with our performance today. We had a lot of players not playing in their normal positions, but we were moving the ball around well.” said Head Coach Scott Cline. On defense Senior Booth Bassett led the way with 5 clears/steals. He was followed by Junior Lucas Trantham, Junior Levi Trantham, and Sophomore Landon Matz each with 4. In goal Senior Noel Wolf had 1 Save and Sophomore Cameron Phillips had 1 Save. The Player of the Game for the Devils was Senior Titan Chase Burrell. “Chase played a great game. He played the center mid position well and did a good job getting the ball moved around.” said Cline.