Cass soccer sweeps Hiram in routs

The Cass boys soccer team, just having picked up its first win on Tuesday, seems to have acquired a taste for victory. And scoring crazy numbers of goals.

The Colonels put 11 past Hiram Friday to take an 11-2 win.

Anthony Robledo was the star, scoring four goals and assisting on five others as he was involved with every Colonels goal that came from open play.

He opened the scoring 1:01 into the game on a Slomi Orozco assist, before Jorge Cabanos scored two penalties back-to-back in the fourth and 16th minutes.

Carlos Perez scored just 15 seconds after the second of those off the first of Robledo’s assists to make it 4-0.

Hiram got a goal back with 5:30 left in the half, but the Colonels would strike, somehow, twice more before the break, with both goals coming from Robledo.

First, he scored in the 38th off a feed from Nelson Arroyo, and then repeated the feat in the very next minute as Orozco got the assist.

Seemingly content with his first-half hat trick, Robledo turned provider early in the second half, assisting Orozco in the 51st, Brayan Rodriguez in the 62nd and David Spires in the 72nd.

Hiram scored once more in the middle of those, making it 9-2, but Robledo scored just a minute after his assist to Spires, with Arroyo getting the assist for that one.

Up 10-2, the Colonels finished off their festival of goals in the 76th minute as Robledo assisted Perez.

Perez and Cabanos had two goals each in support of Robledo.

“We’re finally playing to our ability,” Cass coach Terry Floyd said.

Cass girls 5, Hiram 1

Logan Vermaas scored twice and had one assist to lead the Cass girls soccer team to a big 5-1 region victory over Hiram Friday.

The Lady Colonels (5-5, 3-2) scored all five of their goals in the first half, wrapping the game up by the break, and were on the verge of a shutout until Hiram scored three minutes from time.

“Basically, we just came out and started striking them and striking them hard,” Cass coach Phil Phillips said. “We had 11 shots on goal in the first half, seven shots on goal in the second half.”

Vermaas was the provider for the opening goal, assisting Lupita Pineda’s strike in the third minute, before getting on the board herself off an assist from Jocelyn Pineda in the 13th.

The Lady Colonels then scored three times in eight minutes, with Kelsey Rivera assisting Stephanie Robledo in the 23rd, Morgan Delarm assisting Vermaas’ second goal in the 27th, and Rivera scoring on a penalty in the 31st.

That was all the scoring for Cass, but it was more than enough, as keeper Brianna Bullock and her defense held Hiram scoreless until the 77th, when the Lady Hornets put in a consolation goal.

“Lupita Pineda and Briana Ochoa, they’re my center mids, they really played well tonight,” Phillips said. They did a really good job of distributing the ball and placing it where players could make runs.”

The win pulled Cass above .500 at 3-2 in Region 7-AAAAA with three region games left.

“I really do like where we are as far as positioning right now,” Phillips said. “We have Villa Rica next Friday at home and then we have Paulding County coming to us.”

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