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Carroll clips CHHS in second half Thursday

The score was knotted at 0-0 for 67 minutes Thursday night, but Solomon Page broke the tie with a goal in the 68th minute to give the Carroll Eagles a 1-0 advantage over the Charles Henderson Trojans in Troy.

The 1-0 score stuck until the end and Carroll left Troy with a sectional victory. The Trojans (3-2, 2-1 AHSAA Class 5A, Section 2) battled with Carroll all night.

“This was a very close game and we really played well,” CHHS head coach Olaf Lieb said. “We were just caught off guard at the end. We thought they had a player offside and Nathaniel was covering the other guy down there and we just got caught.”

Troy took 18 shots to Carroll’s 15, but just could not put one past the keeper.

“Overall I thought we controlled the ball for about 70 or 80 percent of the game, but we were just unlucky in that one instant,” Lieb said. “Our goalkeeper made some good saves tonight, but their keeper saved just one more than us.”

Lieb said the Trojans will look to improve in the corner kick area. He said the team did not take advantage of the many corner opportunities they had.

Lloyd Shillabeer took the most shots on goal with six for CHHS. Michael Salmon had five. Andrew Bentley and Douglas McLendon took two apiece and Dustin Smith, Scott McLendon and Nick Mobley all took one shot each.

Up next for the Trojans is a home game against Northview March 2. The game is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start.

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