Cards soccer makes a statement against Woodmen

The SHS boys varsity soccer team started off the year strong and advanced their record to 2-0 after winning their first home game of the season on Aug. 19 against the Woodmen of Greenwood High School. The Cards previously defeated Columbus North High School at Columbus on Aug. 17 with a final score of 2-1. SHS carried their momentum into Monday’s game. 

In a completely dominant performance, the Cards took home the victory with a final score of 15-1.   

“This was pretty unusual having that many goals,” head coach David Stroup said. 

At the end of the first half, the Cards led the Woodmen 4-1. It seemed it couldn’t get much worse for the Woodmen, but the Cards had other things in mind. 

Following a goal at the beginning of the second half, senior captain Dawt Thang celebrated his acrobatic play by doing a backflip for the cheering audience. Plays like this seemed to happen left and right as the Woodmen could not contain the Cards. 

The Cards remained in control for the vast majority of the game and managed to score three times within the first five minutes of the second half, adding another eight goals throughout the rest of the half. 

The Cards, being relaxed with a cushion of an 11 point lead in the middle of the second half, even joked around and kicked a ball at their own player as a joke who fell after a play. This attitude showed consistently throughout the final 10 minutes of the game as the Cards ran away with the victory long before the final buzzer. 

“I think the boys were out there having fun,” Stroup said. 

Thang went on to lead the Cards in scoring with three goals. However he wasn’t the only one having success as nearly every player that played scored a goal, according to Stroup.

The Cards’s next challenge is scheduled for Aug 22. against Roncalli High School. 

“We definitely have our minds set on (the Roncalli game),” Stroup said.