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Hauger wins No. 200; SHS boys fall

By B.J. Hargis
Photo by B.J. HARGIS: ME, MYSELF AND I: Senior Abbey Wardell seems happy with two earlier versions of herself as the Sullivan girls soccer team celebrated senior night on Wednesday.

It was senior night for the Sullivan High School boys and girls soccer teams as they hosted North Knox on Wednesday.
The Sullivan girls improved to 10-2 after a 7-1 win in the nightcap. It was the 200th win for coach Kurt Hauger (200-79-16 in 18 seasons), the only coach in the history of the program.
“I really wanted to downplay it because of senior night,” said Hauger. “But they wouldn’t have it that way.
“It is all about the girls, not me. I have been so fortunate to have such great kids, which is the reason I have continued to come back and coach, which was not my intention.”
Sullivan got five goals from Kathleen Ming and one each from Kennedee Lamb and Morgan Clouse.
In the boys match, North Knox took a 2-0 lead and went on to a 7-3 victory over Sullivan, who lost 12-1 at Terre Haute North on Tuesday as Gavyn Wright scored the lone SHS goal.
“North Knox is a good team with a good record,” said Sullivan boys coach Perry Thomas. “We knew we would have a tough time tonight.
“But we made some adjustments last night and tonight. They are things that we hope to use in the sectional.”
Senior Lane Bodgan scored two goals. His first goal cut the North Knox lead to 2-1 at intermission.
Goals by Brandon Decoursey and Carter Shaw put the Warriors ahead 4-1 before Caleb Knowles scored followed by a second goal from Bogdan, cutting the deficit to 4-3 at the 13:54 mark of the second half.
The Warriors scored three goals in the span of five minutes to account for the final score.
“We got tired,” said Thomas. “The boys fought back and played hard, but we just ran out of gas.”
The boys Western Indiana Conference crossover match on Saturday was canceled as the Arrows had no one to play from the East Division. The SHS girls will play at Cascade at noon Saturday as the two teams will battle for third place in the WIC.

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