Longhorns back in the win column with another clean sheet
Lambert varsity boys notched their tenth shutout of the season Friday, winning at Forsyth Central, 2-0.
Keepers Chris Jones and Cole Scott, and defenders Jay Patterson, Noah Sivinski. Harry Maughan, Trey Kirksey, Campbell Wilson and Nick Alliston put up a stone wall throughout the match, shutting down a Bulldogs’ offense which had clicked for eight goals in their previous two matches.
The Longhorn offense, often lethal in the second half this season, grabbed the lead early in this match. Senior Thomas Powers scored first on a blistering shot from 13 yards out at the 23-minute mark of the first half. It was Powers’ fourth goal of the season, assisted by senior Jay Patterson.
Seniors clicked again with nine minutes left in the half with Powers splitting the Central defense with a pass to Hayden Fontana who broke free of his defenders and zipped a shot off the goal post and into the net for a 2-0 lead.
That was more than enough for the ‘Horn defense which held firm for the rest of the first half and throughout the second half.
The Longhorns moved to 13-1-0 with the victory, while Central dropped to 10-5-0. Lambert plays next on Monday night at West Forsyth (0-11-2). Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The West game is one of three that Lambert will play this week to close out the regular season. Tuesday, they host Denmark (4-10-1) at 8 p.m.. Please join us as we honor our terrific senior players who have contributed so much to the program during their years at Lambert. Senior Night ceremonies take place Tuesday from 7-8p.m. between the girls’ and boys’ games.
The Longhorns’ final regular season match is Thursday at the Horn against Harrison High School (7-9-1) of Cobb County.