Raider boys soccer team highlights week with win over Choctaw

Navarre’s boys soccer team played three tough matches over six days. Each contest was decided by one goal. Unfortunately, the final one resulted in Navarre’s first loss of the season.

Navarre 2  Choctaw 1

Navarre hosted defending state champion Choctaw November 11. The Raiders got on the board in the 10th minute. Mat Dunham crossed a ball from deep on the left side. Jonah Cruz was crashing to the goal and headed the pass into the net behind the Indian keeper. The Cruz goal was the only score in the first half.

Only five minutes had elapsed in the second half when Malone Doughty made a backwards pass with his heel to Baily Bridges. Bridges converted and Navarre led 2-0.

Choctaw avoided the shutout when Austin Castelin blasted a shot from about 30 yards out that found the top corner of the net. The Raider defense thwarted the Indians the rest of the way to preserve the win and improve to 4-0.

Read the full story in the Nov. 19 edition of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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