New Albany takes a split in soccer with Caledonia

Katelyn Watson, left in white and Hannah Anderson, right in white, battle the Caledonia defenders for possession of the ball during the New Albany vs Caledonia soccer match at the Tupelo soccer tournament last week. New Albany won 4-0. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

Katelyn Watson, left in white and Hannah Anderson, right in white, battle the Caledonia defenders for possession of the ball during the New Albany vs Caledonia soccer match at the Tupelo soccer tournament last week. New Albany won 4-0. Photo by Dennis Clayton.

By Dennis Clayton
New Albany and Caledonia squared off in soccer at the Tupelo soccer tournament last week with the girls taking a 4-0 win and the boys falling 4-3.
In girls action, New Albany used a strong start in the first half as they sprinted out to a 3-0 first half lead.
Scorers for New Albany during the half were Katelyn Watson, Hannah Anderson and Kristen Olson. New Albany’s offense kept up steady pressure on the Caledonia defense as they stayed on the attack.
The second half saw the Lady Bulldogs keeping up the attack, with most of the action on the Caledonia defensive end. Katelyn Watson added a second goal on the night in the half. Coach Caryl Vogel was able to give some of his younger players some playing time after the Lady Bulldogs extended the lead to 4-0.
In the boys match, Caledonia scored three goals early in the match to take the lead into the half. Caledonia added a fourth goal in the second half to stretch their lead.
Caledonia seemed to have the match in hand with the 4-1 lead, but the Bulldogs fought back to cut the lead to 4-3 late in the contest. New Albany kept up the pressure, but couldn’t find the net for the tying goal before the match ended and lost 4-3.

About Dennis Clayton

I cover high school sports in Union County and occasionally contribute sports articles to sister community newspapers of Journal Inc. Follow me on Twitter: @denclayton for scores and updates on our local high school teams.