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Camden booters sweep two from Westwood

Posted: March 25, 2014 11:28 a.m.
Updated: March 26, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Snapping a two-match goal-less skid, the Camden High boys’ soccer team broke into the win column with a 3-1 victory over visiting Westwood in a wild match played last Friday night at Zemp Stadium.
In the opener of the doublehader, the Camden Lady Bulldogs topped Westwood by an identical 3-1 score.
The Bulldogs improved to 1-4 overall and 1-3 in Region 4-AAA play with the two-goal win in the nightcap.
This contest saw the host play a majority of the game with just 10 players after a Bulldog palyer was issued a red card for having argued an officials’ call.
The hosts reached the scoreboard first as Moises Mata broke through the Redhawk defense and beat the keeper on a firm pass into the goal in the fifth minute of play.
Things would get interesting from this point as, minutes later, a Westwood attacker was fouled in the box and a penalty kick was awarded to the guests in the 30th minute. CHS keeper Richard White blocked the shot only to be called for coming off his line and the Redhawks were awarded another kick.  After that call, a CHS player was issued a yellow card for arguing the call. From there, the referee issued him a red card for dissent.
Chickering said having to sit out the rest of Friday’s contest as well as Camden’s Tuesday match at Brookland-Cayce was a case of a lesson by a young player being learned the hard way.
Nursing a 1-0 lead at the break, the Dogs extended their advantage to two goals in the fifth minute of the second half as Carlos Williams retrieved a loose ball out of the corner and caught the WHS keeper out of the goal and played it past him into the net. 
“The Westwood keeper thought the ball had crossed the line out of bounds and was walking out for goal kick when Carlos shot it past him,” Chickering said of the play.
“When the goal was allowed, the Westwood keeper flew into a rage and chased after the ref arguing all the way.”
The Redhawk keeper was issued a yellow card and then, a red card and was disqualified, leaving both teams with 10 players.
Leading 2-0, Camden senior Clark Joseph put the icing on the cake as he headed the ball into the net on a crossing pass in the 63rd minute.
Seconds later, WHS snapped the Dogs’ shutout bid when a Redhawk defender broke through the defense and sent home a goal.
Chickering said being part of this wild contest was something he will remember for a long time.
“It was a crazy a game; I’ve never seen anything like it,” said the second-year Camden head coach. “I think the officials kind of lost control of the game and it got a little too rough. Whether the officiating is good or bad, we have to learn how to control our emotions. 
“We played pretty well overall, but still had some defensive lapses. It was nice to finally get a win.”
CHS girls post first region win: Playing in what may well be the toughest AAA conference in the state, the Camden High girls’ soccer team won their first league game of the season with 3-1 victory over visiting Westwood last Friday night at Zemp Stadium.
The Lady Bulldogs improved to 1-3 in Region 4-AAA matches nd 3-4-1 overall with the win.
“We played a little too flat, but I’ll take a win anyway we can get it,” said CHS head coach Stephen Sutusky. 
 The Lady Bulldogs, who are ranked 15th in the latest AAA soccer poll according to,  got off to a quick start when junior striker Breanna Barnes scored just five minutes into the contest on an assist from Riley Shelburne. 
Fifteen minutes later, Margeaux Laschanzky dribbled the ball up field and found freshman Brooke Galdeen. Galdeen centered the ball and found midfielder Jordan Woody who gave the Dogs a 2-0 lead. 
Woody, who started in the field as opposed to the goal versus Westwood, scored her third goal of the season.  Freshman Shan Woody closed out the Camden scoring by adding her third goal of the season in the second half. 
Senior Savannah Locke led the CHS defense in goal as Sarah Anne Semple, Serena Hayes, Margeaux Laschanzky and Maggie Wehunt limited Westwood to just one goal, Sutusky said.


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