Friday, June 1, 2007

Cinderella Cosby Pulls Upset over Kinights

Unseeded and Cinderalla Cosby High School approached the Central Region Semifinals against 19-0 Thomas Dale with a very relaxed and calm tempo of a verteran squad. This was Cosby's first year of varisyt soccer and with no seniors on the team surprised a more experienced Thomas Dale team. The Knights looked solid, controlling much of the possession but found themselves collapsed upon approaching the eighteen by the Cosby defense. Offensive threats were clearly marked by the Cosby defense. It was if Cosby was in the heads of the Knights and knew what Thomas dale wanted to do and set up and simply just shut it down. Dale continued moving the ball very efficiently and with skill through the midfield all night but could not capatilize when the opportunity presented it. Cosby turned the tables on the Knights and shut them out 2-0. The loss ends a 67 game win streak for the Knights and send Cosby High into the Finals of the Central Region and guarantees them a spot in States.
You have to take your hat off to both teams. One for extending a streak to 67 games and winning back to back State titles and the other for defeating a team that no one including myself felt the would be able to contain for full time. Cosby proved they have the ability to shut down a very potent offense and will meet Hanover High school who jumped all over Deep Run early and held them off for a 2-1 victory.
Cosby and Hanover will meet tonight at 7:30 at Cosby High. Will the Titans contuinue a cinderalla run!!!Lets hope so. Good luck boys.


Anonymous said...

No problemo, Dale will just have to start another streak next year!

Debroah said...

Sometimes the best team does always win!!Great season Knights we are proud of you.

J.Scott said...

Cosby High came up short in the Championship game fading in the end after a great run against some quality teams in the area. Great play by Hanover. Both teams will advance into States with hanover at home and Cosy on the road, most likely at Kellam. It wouyld be great to see a rematch of these schools in the final.