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Rome News-Tribune Staff Reports, Photo by Joe Paull, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Coosa boys 6, Spencer 4
Behind a four-goal effort from Brayan Cornejo, the Coosa Eagles held off Spencer in the first round of the Class AA state soccer playoffs Thursday night, 6-4, on the road.
Spencer scored first in the fourth minute, but Coosa would never stop attacking. Jonathan Morales found Cornejo in the 10th minute and Eric Chavez scored in the 13th to take the 2-1 lead. Morales assisted Jose Vasquez in the 24th minute and Cornejo chipped another score in the 35th minute to push Coosa ahead further. Spencer answered with back-to-back goals to trail 4-3 before Chavez chipped a pass to Cornejo, who scored yet again in the 52 minute. The home team wouldn’t go away, trailing 5-4 late on another goal. Cornejo would eventually put them away off a penalty kick. Coosa’s Justin Castro had six saves.
The Eagles (12-6) will face off against Lovett on Tuesday night at home in the second round of the AA state playoffs.

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Eagles down Dade County 7-1

 

Rome News-Tribune Staff Reports

Coosa’s soccer team bounced back against Dade County, 7-1, at home Wednesday night.

Brayan Cornejo had five goals, Jonathan Morales had one goal and Eric Chavez also notched one score.

Fabian Garcia, Morales, Cornejo and Vasquez each had an assist.

Coosa moves to (10-6, 10-5) with a home game today against Chattooga.

If the Eagles win, they will clinch third place in Region 7-AA.

 

Eagles Drop Region Contest to Murray County

Article by Raj Prashad, Rome News-Tribune, Photo by J. Alred, Rn-T.       
 The Coosa Eagles allowed two goals in the first 10 minutes and dropped a crucial Region 7-AA game Tuesday night against Murray County at home, 4-2.“Instead of hosting a playoff game, we’ll likely be traveling unless Pepperell and Calhoun beat Murray,” said Coosa coach Randy Vice.“I don’t think my guys left anything on the field. We got outplayed today. We’ve got Dade (today) and Chattooga on Thursday.”The Indians took momentum on their side in the opening minutes.Coosaasdfstarted the attack, turned the ball over in the midfield and watched as a Murray County forward broke away from the pack, stuttered to throw off the Eagles’ goalkeeper and sent a clean shot into the left corner in the seventh minute.“The first goal was a pure breakdown on defense. We had possession, and they transitioned and no one came back,” said Vice.Murray County found another defensive letdown in the Coosa backline three minutes later, notching its second goal of the game off a throw-in.“It hurt early, but I think we recovered pretty well after we scored,” said Vice.The Eagles got on the board not even a minute later, with Alan Morales finding Brayan Cornejo on a cross to the back post.“Brayan Cornejo is severely injured. He’s got a terrible strain. He normally wouldn’t be playing, but he knew how important this game was for us. He’ll be day-to-day,” said Vice.“In my opinion, it was a phenomenal effort. That young man has grown over the last four years, not just into a fine player, but a fine young man.”Coosa would have numerous opportunities over the next 30 minutes, sending shot after shot at the goal, but never connecting on the equalizer.At the half, Vice emphasized a need to focus specifically on putting the ball in the net and on throw-ins from the opposition.“We talked about having to score. That created some gaps,” said Vice.“(Murray) did a great job containing Cornejo.”One minute into the second half, the Indians struck again, knocking a free kick into the right corner to go up 3-1.Murray County continued to force the issue, holding Coosa’s attack in check and pushing their ball-movement inside.At the 58th minute, the Indians scored yet again off a throw-in, this time knocking the ball in from the back post.“Throw-in killed us against Calhoun, throw-in killed us tonight. We’re not defending those well,” said Vice.“We went over it before the game. That’s something that should never even be a factor, but it has been this year.”Jose Vasquez would connect with Cornejo on the back post from a corner kick at the 62nd minute, but it was too little, too late for the Eagles.Coosa (9-6, 9-5) hosts Dade County today, before meeting Chattooga at home Thursday.“I really want these next two games to be a change of focus,” said Vice.

Coosa Defeats Armuchee

Rome News-Tribune Staff Reports.         Coosa’s boys soccer team knocked off Armuchee, 9-0, at home Wednesday night.“I was really pleased with the way a lot of young guys played,” said Coosa coach Randy Vice.

“Jovani Vasquez had a great, great kick on his score, Jonathan Reyes had a big save, and Brayan Cornejo did a great job on defense keeping everybody honest.” Jonathan Morales led the Eagles with two goals, while Alan Morales, Brayan Cornejo, Oscar Zacarius, Jovani Vasquez, Marvin Domingo, Kevin Comacho and Justin Castro each scored once. Castro, Coosa’s goalkeeper, scored on a penalty kick and had five saves on the night.

Jose Vasquez had two assists and Fabian Lopez, Jonathan Reyes, Fabian Garcia and Marvin Domingo each had one assist.  “Armuchee is young, and they’re really tough,” said Vice.

“Next year they’ll be a force to be reckoned with.”

Coosa (7-5, 7-4) hosts Model Friday at home.

 

Eagles Defeat Model in close game, 3-1

Rome News-Tribune Staff Reports,

Coosa boys 3, Model 1

Coosa’s boys soccer team pushed past Model on Friday night at home, 3-1.

Brayan Cornejo scored two goals for Coosa and was assisted by Billy Vasquez and Antulio Vasquez. Kevin Camacho scored the final goal and was assisted by Jose Vasquez.

Kyle Patterson scored Model’s only goal.

Coosa (9-5, 9-4) next faces Dade County on Monday at home.

Model hosts Calhoun on Tuesday.

 

Eagles Fall in O.T. to #2 Calhoun

Raj Prashad, Rome News-Tribune

Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 12:46 am

Calhoun boys 4, Coosa 3

In a tight contest between Region 7-AA rivals, Calhoun knocked off the Eagles soccer team, 4-3, in overtime Thursday at Coosa.

With just 22 seconds remaining in overtime, Calhoun’s Luis Vasquez found the back of the net to lift the Yellow Jackets.

Sergio Alvarez, Alex Hernandez and Ludwin Fajardo each had goals. Jamer Doane had two assists.

Brayan Cornejo notched two goals and Jonathan Morales scored once for Coosa.

Cornejo had one assist, as did Audelio Velasquez.

Justin Castro had nine saves for the Eagles.

Coosa (7-5, 7-4) travels to Armuchee today.

 


Eagles Defeat Armuchee

RN-T Staff Reports
The Coosa boys soccer team rolled to a win against host Armuchee on Monday. Brayan Cornejo scored six goals for the Eagles (4-2, 3-1). Two of those goals were off assists from Jonathan Morales, two were off assists from Antulio Vasquez, one off of Jose Vasquez and one off Fabian Lopez. Morales scored two goals, one off Cornejo and one off Fabian Garcia. Jose Vasquez scored off an assist from Eric Chavez, and Antulio Vasquez scored unassisted. Justin Castro had three saves in first half, and Isaac Bradley had four saves and gave up one goal in the second half.Coosa has had two key injuries, one of which took place Monday. Eric Vargas suffered a knee injury against the Indians, and 2013 leading scorer Giovanni Cruz is out for the rest of the season after suffering a concussion in the opening game of the year. “Its been tough for us but were hanging in there,” said Coosa head coach Randy Vice. Coosa (4-2, 3-1) travels to Calhoun on Thursday.

 

 

Eagles Defeat Determined Chattooga Squad 
 

The Coosa Eagles soccer team pushed past Chattooga Tuesday night on the road, 5-0.
Jonathan Morales and Bryan Cornejo each had two goals, while Eric Chavez notched one. Cornejo had two assists, while Jonathan Morales, Marvin Domingo and Allen Morales each had one.  Justin Castro had three saves.
“I was proud of how a lot of my young guys played tonight,” said Coosa coach Randy Vice. “Chattooga played really hard.”
Coosa (3-2, 3-1) travels to Armuchee Friday.


Eagles Fall to Murray County In Overtime
In spite of a strong effort on defense, Coosa fell to Murray County 3-1 in Overtime.  The teams were tied 1-1 at the half.  Brayan Cornejo scored the lone goal for the Eagles.

Eagles Fight Back But Fall Short Against 5A Power Rome
Rome News-Tribune Staff Reports:   The Rome Wolves scored early and then rallied to down Coosa, 4-2 on Thursday afternoon on the road. 
Rome took a 2-0 lead into the half, but the Eagles would come storming back. 
 
Jose Reyes had a goal off an assist by Kevin Camacho at the 55th minute. Then Camacho set up Bryan Cornejo, who gave the ball to Jonathan Morales for the equalizer. 
 
Rome bounced back in the final 15 minutes of the game to break the tie, scoring the final two goals. 
 
Byran Mijangos, Stewart Hoy, Kyle Banks and Daniel Reyes all notched goals for the Wolves. Kelvin Cano, Alex Rogers and Mark Stevens each had assists. 
 
“The kids played very hard. We’re pleased with the effort. Coosa played hard also,” said Rome head coach Chris Cochran.
 
“Lack of practice time has hurt us. The kids haven’t been on the field much. That’s sort of what we’re working with.”
Rome outshot Coosa 23-10, and moves to 2-0 on the season with a Tuesday tilt at Lithia Springs for the Wolves’ first region game.
The Eagles drop to (1-1, 1-0), with a matchup Tuesday at Dade County.


Eagles Start Strong with Win over Morris Innovative
Rome News-Tribune Staff Reports: 
The Coosa boys soccer team started its season off right with a 4-1 road victory over Morris Innovative Wednesday night. 
 
Morris Innovative opened the game with a quick score in the eighth minute, but Coosa was prepared to counter. Billy Vazquez sent a corner kick in to equalize the game on a Jose Vasquez score at the 29th minute. At the 62nd minute, Kevin Camacho assisted Bryan Cornejo on a score that broke the 1-1 tie.
Seven minutes later, Allen Morales found Jonathan Morales to put the Eagles up 3-1, followed by a Jonathan Morales assist to Giovanni Cruz for the game-sealing goal at the 72nd minute. 
 
Coosa goalkeeper Justin Castro had nine saves for the Eagles. 
 
Coosa (1-0) will host Rome today.