Oak Mountain boys soccer wins area championship as Eagles boys, girls sweep Hewitt-Trussville

Published 2:57 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2024

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By ANDREW SIMONSON | Sports Editor

TRUSSVILLE – The Oak Mountain Eagles boys and girls soccer teams turned in impressive results against their area foes the Hewitt-Trussville Huskies on Friday, April 5, and in the process, the boys claimed an important trophy.

With the boys’ 6-0 win over the Huskies at Hewitt-Trussville High School, they clinched the area championship as they improved to 5-0 in area play, and the girls claimed a big bounce-back 4-0 win immediately before.

In the boys game, the Eagles came flying out in the first half and put three goals past Hewitt-Trussville before halftime.

Unlike their first 5-1 meeting at Oak Mountain High School on Feb. 23, Oak Mountain didn’t allow a goal all match to secure the clean sheet.

The Eagles then replicated their first-half effort on offense to score another three goals, and that was enough for them to pull away for the 6-0 win.

Julian Harrison and Nate Joiner each recorded a brace on the night as they finished the match with two goals, and Joiner added an assist to his total as well.

Gabe Capocci, Roy Soldevilla and Grant Eagan rounded out the scoring after each of them scored a goal.

Sam Laney and Aidan Riley each had two assists to lead Oak Mountain in the category, and Sam Collins also assisted a goal in the victory.

Alexander Chaide-Cruz and Owen Wells split the time in goal at 40 minutes a piece, and Chaide-Cruz’s one save was all that was needed to secure the shutout.

Before that match though, the Eagles girls soccer team needed a big response after a flat showing at Auburn earlier in the week.

After needing double overtime to find the back of the net in the home leg of the series, Oak Mountain scored a lot quicker and more frequently than that on the road.

The Eagles fired three goals past Hewitt-Trussville in the opening 40 minutes to take a commanding 3-0 lead into the halftime break.

While Oak Mountain’s stifling defense continued to keep the Huskies from scoring, its offense continued to build on its advantage and added another goal before the end of the match.

That final goal sealed the 4-0 lead for the Eagles as they improved to 4-1 in area play.

Both teams will be in action against Spain Park on Tuesday, April 9 at home as the girls will take the field at 5 p.m. looking to avenge their lone area defeat of the season while the boys will look to close out a perfect run through area play at 7 p.m.