Soccer Battles to Draw with Perry

The Stockbridge soccer team saw its record move to 2-7-2 on the season after a 2-2 draw with Perry Monday night.

The game went back and forth between the teams until midway through the first half.

Zech Puckett sent a corner kick toward the net and above the outreached hand of the Perry goaltender right to Jordan Huskey-Wright in front of the open net and he drilled it home for a 1-0 lead.

Jordan Huskey-Wright scores on a corner against Perry.

Perry answered just a few moments later to tie the game at 1-1.

In the final seconds of the half, Huskey-Wright took the ball down the left sideline and cut in toward the net and drilled it in with just three seconds remaining to give the Panthers a 2-1 halftime lead.

Stockbridge could not find the net in the second half and Perry scored the equalizer to end the game in a 2-2 draw.

Puckett recorded two assists, while Remi Samek had one. Gavin Hart stopped 12 shots in net for the Panthers.

“Two defensive positions mistakes was all it was that led to Perry’s goals. We lost Troy Steenbeke at the tournament for the year with a fractured fibula and it hurt us,” Coach Devin Baldwin said.

“Mateo Martinez and Jude Casto for their excellent form as of late, and came up big for us,” Baldwin said. “The loud crowd was also a huge factor this game big thank you to them as well.”

The Panthers took down Maple Valley 6-3 in a GLAC contest August 31.

Huskey-Wright led the Panthers with a hat trick of three goals in the win over the Lions.

Puckett picked up a pair of goals and Jason Gruber one. Huskey-Wright added one assist and Gruber a pair of helpers, while Hart made 11 saves in net.

Zech Puckett scored a pair of goals for the Panthers in the win over Maple Valley

The Panthers dropped a pair of games at the Onsted tournament Saturday.

They opened by falling to a strong Ida team 8-0.

The second game saw the Panthers falling in a shootout 5-4 to Michigan Center. A pair of Huskey-Wright goals helped Stockbridge play to a 2-2 tie with the Cardinals, sending the game to a shootout where Center beat the Panthers 5-4 for the win.

The Panthers dropped a tough 3-1 decision to Jackson Christian. Huskey-Wright scored the lone goal for the Panthers, while Hart stopped 14 shots against a team that mercied the Panthers last season.

Huskey-Wright now has 14 goals on the season for the Panthers.