Hernandez Earns Redemption in Bobcat Soccer Win
GCHS senior soccer player Cameron Hernandez found himself on the wrong end of a controversial call in Tuesday’s match at rival Marshall County, but connected on the game-winning goal to push the Bobcats’ district record to 2-0.
Brice Carvell scored the opening goal for GCHS when the junior connected on a shot from the far side of the box in the 38th minute to give his team a 1-0 advantage at the half.
In the 49th minute, Bailey Paysinger placed a perfect ball into the box off a corner kick that was misplayed by the opposing keeper for a goal and a 2-0 lead for GCHS.
Just three minutes later, an odd turn of events netted the Tigers a penalty kick when a ball that appeared to roll out of bounds on the back line was picked up by Hernandez who was called for a hand ball in the box due in part to poor lighting on the playing surface. The call was argued, but Marshall was awarded the PK and scored to pull within 2-1. In the 71st, the Tigers added a second goal off a header to tie the match with less than 10 minutes remaining.
Hernandez caught the Marshall keeper off guard on the following kick off, though, as the senior rifled a ball into the net from midfield to retake the lead, 3-2. GCHS rallied on defense to hold Marshall scoreless in the final minutes and earn the victory.
The Bobcats will look to improve to 3-0 in District 12-A/AA Thursday when they host Loretto at Sam Davis. The team will then close the week with a game at Fayetteville Friday.