• Rick Capone, Sports Editor

WCMS boys’ soccer repeats as regular season champions

THE WOODFORD COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL boys’ soccer team recently completed its season as the Bluegrass Conference regular season champions for the second season in a row. In addition, they were runners-up in the Bluegrass Conference Tournament for the second year in a row as well. WCMS team members are, front row, from left, Lioner Garcia, Jack Shea, Kyle Miller, Caleb Evans, and Dylan Taylor; middle row, Alex Valdivia, Pablo Marroquin, Ryan Alvey, Zack Ball, Colton Johson, Guy Mogge, Gael Gonzalez, Hector Jimenez, Braden Reister, Cai Coburn, and Alvaro Ochoa; back row, Mike Hayes (head coach), Mason Coburn, Jonathan Garcia, Johnny Vieyra, Cameron Collier, and Connor Gilliland. Not pictured is Micah Evans. (Photo submitted)

The Woodford County Middle School boys’ soccer team recently completed its soccer season and repeated as the Bluegrass Conference regular season champions with a 9-0-1 record. In addition, at the Bluegrass Conference Tournament on Tuesday, May 3, which was played at Georgetown Middle School, the Tigers finished as runners-up for the second-year in a row as well. Woodford opened the season with a 2-2 tie against McNabb Middle School. The team then ran off nine straight wins to complete the regular season. During the regular season, the team scored 49 goals, while only giving up seven goals for a goal differential of 42. The Tigers then defeated Harrison Middle School 4-0 in the first round of the Bluegrass Conference Tournament, and followed what up with a 2-0 win over McNabb Middle School, before falling to Royal Springs Middle School 3-1 in the championship game. With the tournament games complete, Woodford completed its 2016 season with a record of 11-1-1. In total over the complete season, the team tallied 56 goals, while only allowing 11 goals for a goal differential of 46. (Information courtesy of WCMS head coach Mike Hayes.)

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