The Monett Cubs soccer team found itself in a 2-0 halftime hole last Thursday at Hillcrest. They had a choice to make; they could dig deep and compete or give up.
The Cubs chose to dig deep, and the squad scored four second half goals to win 4-2.
"We came out flat in the first half," said Cubs Coach Jeremy Wilson. "I thought the adjustments we made at halftime really made a difference. The boys played very inspired soccer."
Monett's Francisco Morales got the scoring party started for the Cubs in the 50th minute. He dribbled past a Falcon defender and punched the ball into the back of the net. Two minutes later Monett's Abraham Mejia took a Pedro Almaraz pass and scored, tying the game at 2-2.
Mejia would score again in the 65th minute off a Travis Thompson pass. In the 73rd minute, Mejia would return the favor centering the ball for Thompson to score.
"No doubt our effort was better in the second half," Wilson said. "We were able to spread the ball around and get great looks at the goal. This was a big win for us. It gives us a big shot of confidence."
Monett has a big week of games ahead. The Cubs host Webb City Tuesday night and then travel to play in the Willard Classic on Thursday.