, Corbin, KY

Local Sports

October 10, 2012

Redhounds need penalty kicks to get past Whitley

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

LONDON — The Corbin Redhound soccer team was literally taken to the limit Tuesday by Whitley County, but in the end, the Redhounds came away with a 3-2 win on penalty kicks (4-3).

The win allows Corbin to advance to the district championship game and, win or lose in the finals, the region tournament.

After the loss, Whitley County coach Bosko Cupac said the only way he could be happier with his kids is if they had come out on top.

“I am absolutely ecstatic with the way my boys performed tonight,” Cupac said. “Unfortunately the results didn’t show just how well we did play because we are on the losing end, but these kids did everything I could have asked them to do.

“They did everything right and they put all of their chances away,” he added. “In the end, we took a really good Corbin team to penalty kicks, so I’m happy for my kids.”

On the other end of the spectrum, Corbin coach Armando Cima said he felt very fortunate to be able to come away with a win over the Colonels.

“I expected a hard-fought match because Whitley is very well coached and they battle,” Cima said. “They never give up and they play hard all the time and they play a very direct style and they do it very well.

“We kind of got pulled into that as well and it’s not something we do well and it kind of leveled the match and we played the match on their terms,” he added. “I feel fortunate to be able to come away with the win tonight and I give a lot of credit to Whitley County because they fought until the end.”

Corbin took a 1-0 lead early on a penalty kick by Wayne Logan, who kicked for Andrew Webb after he was fouled in the box.

Whitley County tied things up on a score by Hunter Keltner in the 30th minute to make the match all square at halftime.

The Colonels struck first in the second half when Bruno Pontes scored during the 40th minute to give his team a 2-1 lead, but Corbin wasn’t finished.

The Redhounds got a late score from Tulio Canineau with 20 minutes to play in the match to tie things at two, eventually forcing the match to be decided on penalty kicks.

The Colonels had one kick deflect off the crossbar and another stopped by Corbin’s keeper, Chase Adkins. Whitley County made good on the other three attempts.

Corbin was able to connect on the first three attempts by Logan, Canineau and Lucas Lay. The Redhounds missed on the fourth attempt, but Andrew Webb was able to connect on the fifth and final attempt to seal the 3-2 win on the 4-3 penalty kick effort.

Now, with the region tournament to come after Thursday’s district finals, Cima said he isn’t about to sit back and be contempt with just moving on.

“It’s all about bringing home trophies at this point,” Cima said. “We really want to go out and play well and win this thing because I think whoever wins this district is going to have a good shot at hosting the region tournament.

“We really feel like playing on our own field gives us an advantage because it’s a little bit wider than most fields,” he added. “That really plays to our style of soccer and helps us execute our style of play better.”

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 0423 chs Peyton Buford.jpg Two-for-Two

    After losing four straight games just two weeks ago, the Corbin Redhounds have bounced back to win seven of their last eight, including back-to-back district wins over the South Laurel Cardinals.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Roberts steps down as Corbin volleyball coach

    Her time at the helm of the Corbin Lady Redhounds volleyball program may not have been a very long one, but the past three years have been successful for Liberty Roberts.

    April 23, 2014

  • Williamsburg, Corbin bring home SEKC track titles

    The Corbin High School boys track team brought home a first place finish at the Southeast Kentucky Conference (SEKC) meet at Knox Central, finishing with a team score of 152.

    April 23, 2014

  • Lady Cards cruise past Southwestern, 11-1

    The red-hot South Laurel Lady Cardinals keep rolling along, winning their ninth game in a row by upending visiting Southwestern Tuesday, 11-1, in six innings.

    April 23, 2014

  • 0422 nlhs Olivia Miller.jpg North No-No

    Mikayla Vires continues to mow down opponents as she recorded a no-hitter during North Laurel’s 10-0 rout of Somerset Tuesday.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Colonels pick up first district win of season

    The Whitley County Colonels picked up their first district win of the season with a 9-2 victory over the visiting Williamsburg Yellow Jackets on Monday.

    April 22, 2014

  • Winning Streak

    North Laurel senior Austin Thompson clubbed a home run while driving in two runs during a 2-for-4 effort to lead his Jaguars to their fourth straight win on Monday, defeating McCreary Central, 12-0.

    April 22, 2014

  • Corbin rolls past B'ville

    Chris Hart’s Corbin Lady Redhounds didn’t waste any time taking control of their game against Barbourville.

    April 22, 2014

  • 0326 whs tennis.jpg Smashing Win

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Whitley County knocks off B'ville, 7-0

    March 28, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
SEC Times-Tribune