The Crossett Eagles are in the middle of their second soccer season at CHS.
The boys soccer team is 2 and 3 with six games left to play.
“We really should be 4 and 1,” Coach Chuck Rawlings said.
Rawlings said they lost 2-0 to a “really good” Arkadelphia team and lost 5-3 to Hermitage, a team they beat twice last year.
“We just didn’t play well defensively,” Rawlings said about the Eagles’ performance in Hermitage.
The boys had a big on-the-road win against a one-loss Star City team last week.
The final score was 3-2, but Rawlings said the last goal was a penalty kick with less than a minute left on the clock.
Rawlings said Jacob Overby, Orlando Mondragon, Daniel Lemus and Chris Branson are some of his standout players.
“Overby has really been a force for me,” Rawlings said.
Overby has scored four goals this season, Mondragon three, Branson— a first year soccer player — has scored three and Lemus has scored one.
Rawlings said he believes they would be competing for a conference championship this year if they were in the conference. The new soccer team isn’t officially included as one of the school’s conference sports, but Rawlings said they are expected to have a conference schedule next year.
“I feel certain we would have made the playoffs this year,” Rawlings said.
The girls soccer team is not doing as well. They are currently 0 and 4 for the season.
“It’s a new sport, they do they best they can and they try hard,” Rawlings said. “We really need more numbers.”
Anna Hammond, Desiree Sivek and Alexis Ammerson are the players Rawlings says really stand out on the girls team.
“Hammonds is our goalie and she is really good,” Rawlings said.
The soccer teams played last night in Warren, but results were not available at press time. Both teams are scheduled to face the Hamburg Lions in Crossett Friday night.