DUHS kickers win 4-2Published 9:05am Tuesday, September 22, 2009
HARTFORD – The Dowagiac varsity soccer team ran its winning streak to three as it defeated host Hartford Monday evening 4-2.
The Chieftains led 2-1 at the half on goals by Hazen McMeeken and Adrian Martinez.
The pair also scored both goals in the second half for Dowagiac, which outshot the Indians 20-8.
McMeeken opened the scoring in the fourth minute, however, Hartford knotted the non-conference match with a goal in the 11th minute by Juan Perez.
Martinez made it 2-1 in favor of the Chieftains with a goal in the 23rd minute.
The Indians once again tied the match, this time on a goal by Valentin Cordos in the 55th minute.
It didn’t take long for Dowagiac to reclaim the lead as Martinez scored in the 56th minute to get the match-winner.
McMeeken added an insurance goal in the 64th minute.
“We played a much more physical game for 80 full minutes,” Dowagiac coach Mike Williams said. “We are coming together and still have 2 starters out. We hope to be healthy and ready to compete for districts.”
Dowagiac 2, Hartford 1
D – Hazen McMeeken 4th minute
H – Juan Perez 11th minute
D – Adrian Martinez 23rd minute
H – Valentin Cordoso 55th minute
D – Martinez 56th minute
D – McMeeken 64th minute
Shots on goal