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October 29, 2012

Redhounds will face off against top-ranked St. Xavier

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Sports Editor

The Corbin Redhound soccer team will face their toughest opponent of the season today during Elite Eight action of the KHSAA Boys Soccer State Tournament.

The Redhounds (14-7-1) will face-off against the state’s top-ranked team St. Xavier Tigers.

The Tigers are also ranked sixth in the nation while boasting a 24-0-2 record, as they advanced to the Elite Eight with a 3-0 win over South Oldham this past week.

“I thinks it’s big to move on to play in the Elite Eight and get the opportunity to play St. Xavier,” Corbin coach Armando Cima said. “They are first in the state and sixth in the nation — it’s a David and goliath scenario for sure, but those are where the great sports stories are made.

“Whether it’s an upset or a heart wrenching game, whatever the outcome is, we’re not supposed to win that game,” he added. “They are sixth in the nation — nobody knows who Corbin is, but everybody knows who St. X is. So from that standpoint, we can go in relaxed and play.”

Just how good is St. Xavier?

The Tigers have outscored their opponents 95-13 this season and haven’t allowed a goal in eight games dating back to a 1-1 tie with Greenwood on Sept. 29.

“We obviously have to adjust things,” Cima said. “It’s not as if though you’re gonna be playing anybody that you’ve been playing all year long or probably even the history of our program, as far as that goes to that level.

“But it’s a wonderful experience for our boys and a wonderful experience for our program,” he added. “I mean, think about all of these juniors and seniors — think about all of that legacy. They get us to state and we get to play the best team in the state and one of the best teams in the country and what impression does that have on our younger players? No matter what the outcome of the game is, we’re only going to benefit from it. The wonderful thing about this game is if you can keep a game tight, it’s a winnable game.”

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