35 seconds is enough for Pressey to win header | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | March 30, 2016 2:13 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
Photo by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE
The Colleton County JV Cougar Soccer team came away with their second win of the season on Tuesday March 22 against Bamberg 1-0 in the final seconds of the game.
The defining moment of the match came with 35 seconds remaining on the clock, with a 0-0 game. Blake Hall, midfielder, re-entered to handle a corner kick. He then lofted it toward Tyrese Pressey, who, in turn, headed it into the net for the winning goal.
“After practicing headers during practice yesterday, Pressey was prepared and knew the game plan,” explained Coach Packy Burke. “He followed through perfectly.”
Corey Bowman recorded a clean sheet in the game for the JV Cougars. Midfield play was led by Blake Hall.
“As a coach, I am proud of their efforts, but most satisfied with the way they listened to the game plan and executed it,” said Burke. “Our defense was a key factor in the win and each defender stepped up when they were called on.”
Before the game, Pressey was honored with the third Captain’s Band, which, according to Burke, goes to the player who has earned it during practice. “After his performance in the weight-lifting competition, I certainly felt he had earned the right to wear it.”
The following night, at home against Bluffton, the JV team would lose 9-1 against a strong opponent. Blake Hall scored the lone goal for the Cougars. They are now 2-3 on the season.