|Published: 3:38 PM, 04/16/2013
Author: Gabriel Garcia
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER - It was going to be that kind of afternoon for Sweetwater's soccer team when Boyd BuchananвЂ™s Caleb Antwine booted a free kick from well behind the midfield line that bounced into the net for his teamвЂ™s first goal.
That 60-yarder four minutes into the game set the tone for the Wildcats' 5-0 loss at home Tuesday to the defending District 5-A/AA champions.
"The first goal stuck with us a little bit. Our composure fell apart. It was hard to settle into the game from there," said Sweetwater assistant coach Kip McKeag.
The Bucs (3-3, 1-0 District 5-AA) struck again in the game's 12th minute, when Antwine - who also kicks for Boyd Buchanan's football team - set up another goal with a free kick, this time with freshman David Ingram heading in the score off a ricochet near Sweetwater's goal.
In the 31st minute, Ingram scored again with a shot from the left win, which Wildcats goalkeeper Heath Hill initially punched over the bar, but then dropped off the bar and bounced into the goal for a 3-0 Bucs lead before the half.
Meanwhile, Sweetwater (3-3-2, 1-1) could not get going offensively in the first half.
"When we came into this game, we knew, especially the guys that are seniors, that Boyd Buchanan is a very good team playing balls out of the air," McKeag said. "Our strategy was that we didn't need to be putting the ball up in the air. We needed to be working the ball on the ground. They didn't stick to the game plan."
And Boyd Buchanan took advantage of that.
"Our boys did a good job," said Bucs coach Dustin Walker. "They knew those kids were going to be fast. We stayed off them a little bit and did a good job of containing them tonight."
The Wildcats played with more energy and cohesion early in the second half, pushing the ball into the BucsвЂ™ side of the field for the first 20 minutes of that half, but they could not hit shots.
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