Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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August 21, 2013

Comets soccer beats Bath

Aug. 21, 2013 — West Carter’s boys soccer program failed to make the regional tournament last season despite their 12-8 record.

If Monday night’s 4-1 win against Bath County is any indication, the Comets look to earn their spot this year.

Troy Brickles scored two goals; both in the first half and Daniel Dehart and Tyler Glover each added a goal as the Comets defeated the Wildcats in Olive Hill.

“I was a little nervous and I’m’ proud of my kids that played,” assistant coach Troy Combs said. “A lot of teams won’t be getting 4 goals on Bath this year. I guess they didn’t expect us to come out and play the way we did.”

Brickles scored right out of the gate, getting two quick goals to fend off the Wildcats’ attack. Bath scored their lone goal of the game in the second half.

Combs credited his team’s defense for limiting Bath’s shots on goal.

“I can’t say enough about our defense,” Combs said. “Their goal was off of an error but our rotation on the defensive side was great especially in the midfield.”

After the first three goals, frustration started to settle for Bath County, with one player getting physical with West Carter, forcing a yellow card. Combs said his guys responded appropriately.

“I told the guys the most disciplined team won the game,” Combs said. “Bath was getting aggravated and it showed and our guys did a good job keeping their cool.”

With the new era of Comet Soccer underway, the program is still learning with a new playing style and a new coach. After Monday’s game, the Comets are picking it up without any problems and a win can only help their confidence.

“Being the first game under a new coach with a lot of young players, there’s a lot to be worried about,” Combs said. “They realize they can play with just about anybody and getting a win like this under their belt is only good for our confidence. They believe in each other and go out there and just play.”

West Carter will travel to the Buckeye State this Thursday to face South Point, Oh. They will return home next Tuesday to face district foe, Elliott County.

Mackenzie Bates can be reached at or by telephone at 1-800-247-6142.

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