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Rockets hammer Spencer County, 11-1

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By Todd Martin

The Shelby County boys' soccer team started fast, drilling Spencer County, 11-1, Saturday.

Carlos Carias scored within the first minute for the Rockets (3-4-1) to set the pace of the game.

"After that we were just firing shots everywhere," SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot said. "We were just over the net, just to side of the net, and their goalie made a few nice saves."

Spencer County (4-6), however, got back at the Rockets.

"We had everybody pushing up and attacking, and they got a quick, kind of fluke counter attack," Andriot said. "They got a breakaway and got it in. But we dominated the game."

Despite coasting to the win, Andriot said the Rockets still have a lot to work on -- the biggest problems being intensity and consistency. Although the Rockets scored quickly, after Spencer scored Shelby seemed to lose its drive.

"We got up early, but they scored not long after that and it was 1-1 through about the first 25 minutes," he said. "Our biggest issue right now is our intensity. We have the talent to play with anybody, but we just need to play with more intensity, especially early in the game. You watch the top teams, like St. Xavier, and from the opening whistle they're ready to attack."

Andriot said he wasn't seeing that attack mode in his starters, and he subbed early, taking his forwards out about 10 minutes into the game.

"That may have had a little to do with our slow start, but I thought the guys on the bench would give us a little spark," he said.

The Rockets game against Ballard last night was cancelled because of a scheduling conflict, so the Rockets will now turn their attention to a trip to Seneca (5-4) Thursday.

"Hopefully that game will give us the chance to play a lot of guys again," Andriot said. "And I'm looking for a game to replace the game against Ballard. I think we're going to try to play Lexington Sayre later this month."

JV

The JV Rockets took second place in a tournament at Madison Central last weekend. The JVs coasted through the first two rounds, beating Southwestern, 4-0, and then Lafayette, 6-1.

The team appeared to be in control for the entire game against Madison Central in the championship but fell, 1-0, to the host team.

"We dominated the entire game, but just couldn't score," Andriot said. "Then they were able to get a lucky one in off a corner."