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Panthers shut out Jonesboro in soccer

Jonesboro was no match for the Cabot Panthers recently as Cabot earned a 3-0 shutout over the Golden Hurricane.

The Panthers took a little while to get going, but came alive after scoring their first goal.

That first goal came after Trevor Reed took a hard shot, but was blocked by Jonesboro’s goalkeeper. The rebound went right to Evan Wilson, who drove it into the net for the first goal of the game.

“The first half, we were a bit sloppy offensively,” said Cabot coach Steve Porter. “Once we got that first goal, it appeared the boys relaxed a little more. We started passing the ball better in the second half and were more purposeful in those passes.”

The second goal came when Dylan Wagnon played a ball wide to Reed, who beat his man one on one and drilled a shot past the keeper.

Reed scored the final goal of the game as well, again with the assist coming from Wagnon. Reed has 14 goals and nine assists in 11 games this season.

The win moves the Panthers to 9-2-1 overall and a perfect 5-0 in the conference.

“We have two conference games left against arguably our toughest opponents in North Little Rock and Searcy,” said Porter. “We’re going to approach these last two games as two finals. If we can win both, then we wrap up a conference championship.”

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