Windsor soccer team falls in district showdown

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 14, 2008

WINDSOR-If there was any doubt which soccer team is the best in the Tri-Rivers District, there should be none left after Tuesday.

Appomattox Regional Governors School dominated the offensive side of the ball and outshot Windsor High School 31-12 en route to a 5-0 victory.

The Dragons (5-0) outplayed the Dukes by getting in front of loose balls, headers and passes all day long.

Dean Giavos, a senior striker, scored a hat trick to open the game. ARGS opened the scoring with 28:05 left in the first half when Giavos scored on a short shot from the left side.

Sixteen minutes later, Giavos surprised everyone with an unassisted 40-yard blast that went over the hands of Windsor (2-3) goalie Jacob Tynes for the 2-0 lead.

&uot;Some of those shots caught us by surprise – the shots from those angles,&uot; said Windsor coach Matt Burgess. &uot;I think the defense predicted that they couldn’t shoot like that. They have some good shooters to be able to shoot like that.&uot;

In the 35th minute of the first half, Giavos took a crossing pass from Malik Thomas and drilled a goal from the middle.

Windsor picked up the offensive pace some in the second half, but the Dragons still dominated on the offensive side. With 27:40 left in the game, Thomas picked up a rebound off Tynes and knocked it in. With 20 minutes left in the game, Sam Perry chipped a goal over Tynes for the 5-0 lead.

Windsor had its chances but had no answer for Luke Southall, ARGS goalie, who stopped all 12 Windsor shots.

&uot;They were just outpassing us and moving the ball around us. Our guys were kind of dancing between them,&uot; Burgess said. &uot;Their guys were really quick and our minds weren’t transitioning as well as they should have.&uot;

Burgess said ARGS is Windsor’s traditional competition within the district.

&uot;They have always been our most serious competition. This year is no different,&uot; he said.

Windsor hosts Essex on Friday.