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Corbin will be back in action Thursday against Somerset. The Jumpers won (3-0) an earlier match between the two teams.

By Les Dixon / Sports Editor

Armando Cima’s Corbin Redhounds will get another shot at the Somerset Briar Jumpers.

The Redhounds won their third game during their past four contests after knocking off Oneida Baptist 3-0 in the first round of the Region 15/16 All ‘A’ Classic.

The win pulled Corbin’s record even at 3-3-1, while Oneida Baptist dropped to 1-8-2.

During the four-game stretch, Cima’s squad allowed one goal, and some of the credit goes to keeper Sheldon Thomas.

“Sheldon has gotten better each match,” Cima said.

Despite the win, Cima believes his team could have played better.

“This is our first outing that we didn’t take a step forward,” he said. “I’m pleased with the win. Anytime we win I’m happy, but we played very disorganized.

“It doesn’t matter about the weather, who we are playing or anything like that,” Cima added. “We have played long enough together that we should be ready to play. We have no excuses. We’re a better team than what people have seen. We’ve got to decide if we want to put together a full match.”

It didn’t take long for the Redhounds to take control of the game.

Corbin’s Adam Lawson scored eight minutes into the game and the Redhounds never looked back.

Nick Huff added his team’s second goal at the 31-minute mark and Kiker Moses made the score 3-0 with 18 minutes remaining.

“We played well at times, Cima said. “But the reason we were able to win tonight was because we were more fit, athletic and composed than Oneida Baptist was.”

Cima said better consistency will be needed if his team wants to advance to the finals of the 15/16 All ‘A’ Regional.

“We have to get more consistency in spots,” Cima said.

The last time the two teams met (Aug. 23) Somerset handed Corbin a 3-0 loss.

“If we want to win against them, then we can’t come out and play like we did tonight,” Cima said. “We’ll give them an easier game than they had the first time. Somerset has improved from our first meeting and they are a very strong team.”

Corbin’s match with Somerset is scheduled for Thursday, but a game time has not been set.

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