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Commanders claim season's first victory
May 08, 2007 12:00 am
NASHVILLE — While Lebanon was hit by a thunderstorm early Thursday evening, Friendship Christian played in the dry at Davidson Academy. It didn't keep Commander coach Terry Reeves from getting wet, though.
Friendship held on to a 2-1 victory, the Commanders' first of the season under first-year coach Reeves.
"You would have thought we won the district tournament today," Reeves said after his Commanders ended their regular season with a 1-12-1 record. "The guys went crazy. They even dumped water on me."
Josh McWaters broke a 1-1 tie with 12 minutes to play and the Commanders "held on for dear life," Reeves said.
The Commanders had their collective hearts in their throats on a Davidson free kick which hit the crossbar in the final minutes.
"We just gasped for air because it was that close to tying it back up," Reeves said.
Clayton Jones totaled 12 saves for the Commanders while Friendship notched nine shots on the other goal.
Alex Jackson's goal in the 24th minute gave Friendship a 1-0 lead going into halftime. Cody Sandlin tied it for Davidson 10 minutes into the second half.
Friendship will go on the road for the District 8-A-AA tournament opener Monday. The district meeting will be held today to determine where and at what time.