Bears overcome injury to win tournament

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:20 PM

PULASKI — Mt. Juliet overcame a serious injury to goalie Austen Twomey to win the Martin Methodist College Soccer Showcase last weekend.

Twomey collided with a Dickson County player inside the 18-yard box and was transported by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. His injuries, while extensive, were not life threatening.

The Golden Bears overcame the injury won win 8-0 on goals by Landon Buader and Cameron Woodfin and assists by Colbe Earles and Tanner Dabell. Spencer Mapes replaced Twomey in goal and finished the shutout with five saves.

Facing local favorite Giles County in the championship game, Mt. Juliet broke a scoreless tie with three overtime goals. Junior Scott Wilson headed Austin Coleman’s throw-in into the net for his first goal of the year.

Tanner Dabell played Wilson’s role moments later as he headed in Coleman’s long throw. Zack McGhee scored the third goal in a penalty kick after Woodfin was fouled in the box.

Mt. Juliet opened the tournament Friday night with a 7-0 shutout of Fayetteville in a game shortened by rain and lightning.

It wasn’t short enough to keep Woodfin from recording a hat trick while Coleman collected two goals. Dabell and sophomore David Siever each supplied a goal and an assist. Bauder, Earles and Zack Hinkle also had an assist apiece.

Twomey totaled five assists in the shutout.

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