The high school soccer season kicked off last week, and we had several local teams that enjoyed terrific starts to the 2021 season.
GAME OF THE WEEK
My game of the week came on Saturday night, when Pulaski County hosted arch-rival Southwestern at PC Field.
Darrell McGahan’s club proved to be too much for the visiting Warriors, as Pulaski County raced out to a 3-0 lead by the intermission, and had five different players score on its way to an impressive 5-1 victory over the blue and orange.
Dylan Cathers, Logan Corson, Tyson Absher, Gabe Rader, and Gavin Rader all tallied scores in the win, helping the Maroons improve to 2-0-1 on the season.
Pulaski County also garnered a win over Casey County last week by a score of 8-0, and the Maroons went to Danville and came away with a 2-2 tie.
This week, Pulaski County travels to Somerset on Tuesday night for another huge, cross-town showdown, before coming home on Thursday night to host Whitley County.
The Maroons will then travel to Bowling Green over the weekend to face Greenwood.
As for the Warriors, Southwestern — earlier in the week — rallied from a deficit at home to come back to tie Glasgow 3-3, before posting a hard-fought, 1-0 win over Mercer County.
This week, the Warriors will host Madison Southern on Thursday night.
OTHER ACTION INVOLVING LOCAL TEAMS
In girl’s soccer action last week, NIck Stringer and the Southwestern Lady Warriors kicked off 2021 on a tear.
The Lady Warriors went 3-0 in week one, outscoring their opponents by a count of 21-4.
Rebekah Clark scored four goals last week, while Ashlan Cunnagin added three scores, and Carrine Souders and Kelsey Miller each tallied two goals, helping the Lady Warriors notch victories over South Laurel, Danville, and Knox Central respectively.
This week, Southwestern will travel to Pulaski County on Monday night, and to Madison Southern on Thursday night, before coming home to host Casey County on Saturday evening at 7 p.m.
Pulaski County went 1-1 last week, with a 10-1 win over Casey County, as Maddie and Allie Sexton each scored three goals in the win over the Lady Rebels.
On Friday night, the Lady Maroons fell to Lincoln County by a score 1-0.
PC will host Southwestern on Monday night, before traveling to Danville to face the Lady Admirals on Thursday.
Somerset meanwhile won its first two games of the season, by defeating McCreary Central and Casey County by a combined score of 21-1.
This week, the Lady Jumpers will travel to Danville and to Barren County.
The Somerset boys only played one game last week, knocking off district foe Casey County by a 6-0 margin.
Chanler Edwards and Josh Tucker led the way for the Briar Jumpers with two goals each in the win.
This week, the Briar Jumpers will host district foe Pul.aski County on Tuesday night, before traveling to West Jessamine on Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, high school volleyball gets underway this week, with the big game coming on Thursday night, when Pulaski County will host arch-rival Southwestern.
The Lady Warriors host Somerset Christian School on Tuesday night before traveling to PC on Thursday.
Somerset meanwhile will host North Laurel on Thursday night and South Laurel on Friday evening.
Somerset Christian meanwhile will have its first home game on Friday evening, hosting Foundation Christian Academy.