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Trey Cummins becomes LC’s all-time leading scorer in soccer Pats’ shutout

STANFORD — The Lincoln County High School boys soccer team remained unbeaten on the season with a 5-0 shutout of visiting Sayre Monday on the LCHS pitch.

Lincoln’s seniors handled all the night’s scoring with Trey Cummins and Hawk Randall each scoring two goals and Austin Price scoring one goal in the win.

The soccer Pats, who are currently the only undefeated team in the 12th Region, never gave up a goal, but they did not completely dominate Sayre, with the Spartans (2-7) managing to control the ball on their end of the field for most of the first half. Lincoln still took a 2-0 lead into the break, then took control in the second half to earn the shutout.

“We finished well,” Lincoln coach Lewis Cummis said. “It was a good win, a good second half. It’s another win. We’ve not lost yet. We’re 9-0-3 and off to the best start, I think, that Lincoln has ever had – and we hope to keep it going.”

For Trey Cummins, who scored a goal in both the first and second half, Monday proved to be a record-setting night.

“Tonight, Trey became the all-time leading scorer (boys soccer) with his first goal. He was tied with Carter Dunn, the best we can get with the stats, with 90 goals. His two goals tonight put him at 92,” Coach Cummins said.

According to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association soccer record book, Cummins has the record for most goals scored by any boys soccer player in the 12th Region.

“He was fortunate that he came in when we didn’t have a lot of upperclassmen and he got to play. The senior group did,” Lewis Cummins said. “This senior group was thrown in their freshman year because there weren’t many upperclassmen. They’ve been battle-tested so we’ve been waiting for this year.”

Hawk Randall scored what would prove to be the game-winning goal in the sixth minute of the game, working the ball to the middle of goal then powering in the shot past Sayre keeper Alex Cofield.

Lincoln, which outshot Sayre 17-7, just took one more shot on goal (6) than Sayre in the first half but did make good on two of its shots to post a 2-0 halftime lead. Cummins made it a 2-0 ballgame with a bullet in from near midfield with just 3:21 left in the half.

“We didn’t get going in the first half. I don’t know, we were just asleep,” said Coach Cummins. “I think we might have overlooked them a little bit because we’ve got Danville coming up Thursday and their minds were on that.”

Three minutes and six seconds was all that had ticked off the clock in the second half when the soccer Pats tallied their third goal, with Cummins heading in the shot.

Randall notched his second goal of the game at the 15:55 mark of the second period to extend the Lincoln lead to 4-0 and Austin Price capped the game scoring with 5:31 left, earning his goal off a Gavin Skipper pass into goal.

While happy with the win, Cummins expressed some concern by some injuries to the Lincoln squad.

“Just got a couple injuries that I didn’t want tonight,” he said. “Will (Carnes) sprained his ankle and Trey just got kicked in the leg. It (Carnes’ ankle) was swollen as soon as I got there. Not for sure if he’ll get to play Thursday or not. Trey, I think he’ll be fine. He got kicked right below the shin guard. On the shin right there, it hurts. I think he’s going to be okay, just going to be a big bruise.”

The soccer Patriots open 45th District play today on the road, taking on Danville at 7:30 p.m

“That’s the biggest game of the year at the moment,” Cummins said. “That’s the game that starts affecting our seeding for tournament. I’m glad we’ve got a couple days between the games to rest.”