After defeating the DeKalb County Tigers Tuesday night, 4-2, the Warren County High School soccer team played in its second district game of the season at home Thursday night against the Cookeville Cavaliers. The Pioneers ultimately lost the game, 5-1 in a game where the Pioneers didn’t get much going against the Cavalier attack.
It was back-and forth to start the game; however, Cookeville pulled away from the Pioneers in the first half, scoring three goals to take away momentum from the Pioneers and led at the half, 3-0 thanks to a fast pace of play, getting behind the defense.
The Pioneers started the second half needing to find a way back in the game, but failed to capitalize on opportunities to score. The Cavaliers contained the Pioneers run- and-gun style of play by controlling the ball most of the second half, not letting the Pioneers get any momentum back.
James Jackson gave the Pioneers life with 32 minutes to go by scoring a goal, putting the Pioneers on the board, 3-1. The Cavaliers matched that goal in the 21-minute mark when they scored to add to their lead, 4-1. The Pioneer defense kept them close to the Cavaliers but it wasn’t enough.
The Cavaliers put the game away with 10 minutes to go, scoring a goal and the deficit was too much for the Pioneers to make a comeback, as they lost, 5-1.
The Pioneers, with the loss, fell to 3-3 on the season. They will be back on the field tomorrow as they host the Cannon County Lions. The match will begin at 7 p.m.