DICKSON – Dickson hosted Creek Wood to kick off the start of soccer season for both clubs as both teams started strong out of the gate. Both Dickson and Creek Wood had quite a few possessions and a few shots on goal but Matthew Faulks got the scoring started 11 minutes in and it was all Dickson from there.
Nick Peters scored back-to-back goals for Dickson and quickly they were up 3-0 over Dickson just 20 minutes in to the game. Jett Carter added another for Dickson with 12 minutes remaining in the first half and Dickson took a 4-0 lead to the second half and it didn’t take long for them to add to that.
Giovanni Medellin started Dickson off quickly and then Jett Carter added his second goal of the evening just a few moments late. Matthew Faulks added his second goal of the night and Dickson had a 7-0 lead just halfway through the second half. Late in the game Ty Beasley added a goal of his own and Dickson took the County Cup 8-0.
“It was a real game but it was almost like we’re still trying to get our feet under us,” Dickson Coach Chris Cardona said. “We lost our two preseason matches and we’ve got a lot to work on and improve but I thought the second half we looked a lot sharper and came out strong.”
Overall I thought we did a good job,” Cardona added. “Unfortunately, we won’t have any more practices or games this week just when we were getting back to normal. Hopefully, when we all get back everything will be normal and we can get back to the way things are supposed to be.”
Although 8-0 may look bad on paper for Creek Wood, there was a moment there in the first half where Creek Wood really played well. Coach Houston Daniel has seen some improvement from his team and he’s ready to see what district play will bring for his group.
“We played much better in this game tonight than we did in this game a year ago and we use this game as a baseline,” Daniel stated. “This year instead of just taking one step forward we probably took about three steps forward.”
“From our rotation to our passes we improved a lot,” Daniel added. “We probably had seven to eight more shots on goal than last year and those are the types of improvements we’re looking for. We are a much smaller school so seeing this team come out and be competitive and the cheering from the sidelines are things that are going to help us later in the season.”