First Posted: 1/15/2009
Goals have been in short supply for the Lumberton boys soccer team this season. A preseason injury to last year's top goal-scorer, senior Kyle Dickerson, has made scoring a chore for the Pirates early on.
Until Monday night.
Trevor Lindsey scored three goals and assisted on two others to lead Lumberton to a 10-0 victory over county rival Purnell Swett. The game was halted nine minutes into the second half due to the 10-goal mercy rule.
“We haven't been lighting it up any at all offensively,” Lumberton coach Kenny Simmons said. “(The Purnell Swett game) gave us the opportunity to do some things and score some goals.
Lindsey's breakout game was a welcome sight for Simmons, who came into the season thinking the junior striker would be one of his club's top scoring threats. His three goals accompanied goals by Mike Musselwhite, Derek Taylor, David Brady, Jesse Scott, Adam Hester, Kyle Kenney and Chris Prevatte.
Scott also finished the game with two assists.
“With the Dickerson kid out we've been kind of waiting and hoping that someone could fill that void,” Simmons said. “We certainly thought that Trevor could do it. We need him to continue to be able to do it.”
Dickerson, who has been out with a broken ankle, could be ready to return by Oct. 1.
Lumberton (3-3-1, 1-0 Two Rivers) found its offensive footing just in time for its anticipated matchup with chief conference foe Terry Sanford on Wednesday; the Pirates and Bulldogs have been the top two favorites to take the Two Rivers 4-A Conference crown. Last season, Lumberton won the regular season conference title, but Terry Sanford won the conference tournament.
“To me it's like the Carolina-Duke rivalry,” Simmons said. “There have been some great games. The word I've gotten is that they've been playing very well.”