Wildcats win 2 soccer games

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Livingston Academy senior Mitchell Watson, #10, gives chase to a loose ball against Stone Memorial last week.

By Mac McLeod,

OCN Sports

Last week turned out to another successful venture for the Livingston Academy boys soccer team as the Wildcats posted two more victories as the regular season draws close to closing and tournament play is just two games away.

“We didn’t get off to a very good start,” pointed out head coach David Sadler II, “but we’re playing good right now and if you’re going to start to play good, this is the time of the season you want to do that. I think it just took us a while to get into the swing and learn each player. That’s the good news.”

Last week, the Wildcats hosted Jackson County and came away with a fine 3-0 win. Camen Howard scored two of the three goals and Kade Cooper had the third. On defense, goalie Nathan Cowgill had five saves. The shutout also speaks volumes for the defensive effort.

“When you shut out a team, your team has put out a really fine defensive effort, and that’s what we did tonight,” Sadler added.

Thursday night, a strong Stone Memorial team came to LA and the Wildcats went to a pair of overtimes before coming away with a fine 2-1 win.

Livingston scored midway through the first half on a strong shot from Howard from 15 yards out. The visitors came back to knot the score and that forced the first overtime. Neither team could score so the game went to a second overtime. In that period, Mitchell Watson scored from 25 yards out for the win.

Livingston will be at home on Tuesday night hosting DeKalb County on Senior Night then will host Upperman on Thursday for the final game of the regular season. Both contests will start at 6.p.m.