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Meija and Thompson head Cubs to win

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Monett Cubs soccer team needed 30 seconds of overtime to defeat the Webb City Cardinals 4-3 on Tuesday.

In overtime, Monett's Travis Thompson intercepted a Cardinal pass at mid-field and dribbled quickly down the far side line, and sending a kick past a diving Webb City Goalie into the back of the net.

"Coach (Jeremy) Wilson told us to go get the ball." Thompson said. "I wanted to score so I could go home."

Webb City jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 18th minute. Monett's Abraham Mejia tied the game with his header off a corner kick in the 26th minute.

Thompson would give the Cubs a lead 18 seconds into the second half with a goal off a Mejia pass. Mejia would make the score 3-1 with an unassisted goal in the 68th minute.

Monett ended a 4 game scoring drought last week, and has averaged three goals a game since. Two- thirds of the goals scored have come from Mejia or Thompson.

"I think it's just being in the right place at the right time," Mejia said. "I try to read where the ball is going and make a play."

"We have opened up our offense a little more," said Head Coach Jeremy Wilson. "We are playing wider, passing better and using our speed to our advantage."

Webb City scored goals in the 77th and 79th minute to send the game into overtime.

"I'll take the blame on the second Cardinal goal," Wilson said. "I was trying to get some younger players in the game and it backfired. We didn't get back on their last goal. I thought our boys responded well. Thompson made a good play to help us win."

Tuesday night's game was the first of six in six days for the Cubs.

Monett travels to Logan-Rogersville for a make-up game tonight, then begin play in the Willard Invitational on Friday.

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