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Originally published: 2013-09-20 13:45:41
Last modified: 2013-09-20 13:46:25

WHS soccer team stays unbeaten

by Staff Reports

Watauga boys' soccer coach Woody McKay was impressed with the improvement made by South Caldwell, which hosted the Pioneers Wednesday night.
The Pioneers claimed a 3-0 victory over South Caldwell, but it was not one of those games when Watauga scored nearly at will. Instead, the Pioneers had to earn their goals, according to McKay.
"South Caldwell's getting better," McKay said. "They've had the same coach for a couple of years now. They've only won one game at Alexander Central at the beginning at the season, but they've play better soccer. It was actually more fun than going down there and playing kickball against a bad team and racking up goals."
The Pioneers, who improved to 11-0 overall, 4-0 in the Northwestern Conference, took a 1-0 halftime lead when Justin Hall scored a goal off a pass from Hunter Martin at the 39th minute of the game. The Pioneers made it 2-0 when Cam Linville headed in a ball that started with a corner kick by Logan Raichle.
Raichle added another assist when it got a pass to Tucker Chasteen, who scored the final goal in the 77th minute of the game.
"Justin settled the ball off his chest to a bad angle at the goal," McKay said. "(Hall) had a guy defending him, so he shot the ball off the side at an angle and he managed to get it in."
Watauga got plenty of defense from Linville, Jacob Michael and Dylan Hill, who kept goalkeeper Jake Chasteen from having to make any spectacular saves.
McKay also liked the way Canyon Mueller was aggressive in getting to the ball, especially with headers.
"Canyon Mueller is the shortest guy in the field and he won more headers than anyone combined," McKay said. "Canyon doesn't realize what size he is. He's like a dog barking at a Great Dane."