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Thursday, November 29, 2007
Bulldog Intramural Division
As the fall semester comes to an end, indoor soccer teams gear up for the playoffs
By Gordon Gundlach
The regular season of intramu
ral indoor soccer has come to a
close. The Superballas defeated
Team Zissou 6-3 deciding the
final game of the regular season.
“We spent a lot of time on
defense,” said Team Zissou mem
ber Bryan Witcher and senior.
“They had a lot of offensive
pressure, and we were trying to
get the ball away from them
rather than score,” Witcher said.
While the game ended with a
high score for these two competi
tive teams, the game did not
begin that way for either side.
The Superballas scored two goals
before Team Zissou managed to
put one away.
“I got an assist on one of the
goals that our team scored,”
While soccer is a game where
most of the goals are scored when
the ball is crossed in from the
outside, or on a set piece play,
this game showed the majority of
the six goals scored by the
Superballas coming from the out
“One of our problems was that
everyone on their team were tak
ing aggressive shots, and we gave
them too much space. Obviously,
they shot it well and some went
in,” Witcher said.
While the shots were flying in
from a distance at the Team
Zissou keeper not all of the
goals scored were blasts from
“One goal was different.”
Witcher said. “The Superballas
took a high outside shot, and
Team Zissou’s keeper stopped it.
The shot bounced off of his chest
to a Superballa team member, and
he walked it in.”
In the second half. Team Zissou
could not make up the difference
in the score and ultimately fell to
the aggressive shooting by the
Superballas and lost their last
game of the regular season.
“It was a good regular season, a
lot of fun, now its playoff time
and we are looking forward to it.
There will be some good games
played,” Witcher said. “1 am sure
that our team is going to be apart
of some of those games.”
Photos by Truy Houviuk - S'I'MT' Pmoixkiraphi-r
The competition for the No. 1 seed in indoor soccer
will come down to the wire. Currently there are sev
eral teams that look prepared for stifl’ competition in
the post season. All teams are hoping to win the
championship before they head into exam week and
make plans for winter break. The soccer champi
onship will be played outdoors for intramurals and
most teams from indoor .scK’cer plan in participating
outdoors as well.
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Junior forward Reid Augst scored a career high of 20 points against Western Carolina as the Bulldogs
defeated the rival Catamounts 83-73.
The Bulldogs had six players in double figures
against an opponent for the first time in 20 years
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“The way our guys responded on
offense and defense really helped
us get the victory.”
Garland and junior forward
Reid Augst each added 20 points
In the first half. Garland
became the 23rd player in school
history to reach 1,000 career
He is currently ranked 22nd on
the UNC Asheville all time scor
“While I am proud of his indi
vidual accomplishments, they do
not surprise me. These things are
supposed to happen to him,”
“What I truly admire is his ded
ication to this team, and the stan
dard that he has set as an athlete
und a student.”
The Bulldogs led by 18 with
seven minutes left before the
Catamounts went on a 15-1 run,
knocking down five straight
three-pointers cutting the lead to
Augst hit two free throws, and a
three-point play from James
pushed the lead back to 75-66.
The Bulldogs held onto the lead
lor the rest of the game.
“That was a big game for us,”
Augst said. “As far as my per
formance goes, it was good to be
jn scoring positions on the court,
but in the end it was a total team
The 20 points scored by Augst
make his new career high.
“When we go out and play
teams, no matter what conference
or division they are in, we realize
that they are coming to compete
as hard as we are,” Beidenbach
said. “The guys have realized this
and have stepped up their game
play this year producing positive
results along the way.”
6.5 seconds from perfection
Four points in 6.5 seconds
ended the Bulldogs perfect sea
son as East Tennessee State
slipped by the Bulldogs 87-85 in
overtime at the Justice Center.
“Our effort was excellent
against a very good East
Tennessee State team but we
made too many mistakes down
the stretch. We ll learn from this
game and get better.” Beidenbach
Sophomore pard Sean Smith
a three pointer with 20 sec-
remaining giving the
Bulldogs a 85-87 lead. The
Bulldogs then got the ball back
when an offensive foul was called
As the Bulldogs prepared to
inbound the ball, they were called
for an inbounds violation, turning
the ball back over to ETSU.
ETSU quickly scored on a lay
up to tie the game with five sec
onds left at 87-87.
On the following play, the
Bulldogs passed the ball in
bounds but it was intercepted by
ETSU as they scored again with
1.7 seconds left to give ETSU the
In dramatic fashion, the
Bulldogs attempted to inbound
the ball, this time to the center of
the court to seven-foot-seven
George who caught the pass and
and attempted a three-pointer that
bounced off the rim giving ETSU
“The shot was so close,”
George said. “A lot can happen in
a little bit of time, but things hap
pen and there is nothing that can
be done about it now, just get
ready for the next game.”
The Bulldogs had six players in
double figures for the first time
since a 144-93 win over Voorhees
College in the opening game of
the 1987-88 season.
Garland led the Bulldogs with
21 points and six assists. James
added 16, while Bryan Smithson
returned to the team after an
injury finishing with 14.
George scored 13 points, nine
rebounds, eight blocked shots and
Augst and Smith both scored 11
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