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Bulldogs win 4-2 in Pks

Published 12:05am Friday, March 15, 2013

Andalusia goalkeeper Chris Smith made two critical saves in penalty kicks to help lift the Bulldogs to a 4-2 area win over Providence Christian Academy on Thursday night in Dothan.

In fact, Smith was called a “hero” by AHS coach Tim Ramsden.

At the end of regular time, the game was tied 0-0 and it remained that way for the next two five-minute halves in overtime.

In penalty kicks, Andalusia’s Hiren Patel, Zach Parker, Oscar Martinez and Kevin Rooks scored one goal each for the win.

Smith saved the third and fourth attempts from PCA to get the win.

During regular time, Ramsden said he thought the team didn’t play as well as it could.

“We were a little slow and flat,” he said. “When we had shape, we had some good chances on offense. When we broke down in shape, it was a little frustrating to some of the players.”

Throughout the game, Smith was there to save the day, the coach said.

“Chris really kept us in it,” Ramsden said. “He made some great saves.”

With this victory, the Bulldogs improve to 7-0 overall, and 2-0 in Class 1A-4A, Area 2.

Andalusia will be back in action on Tuesday in Dothan for another area contest against Houston Academy.

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