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Sussex Central Golden Knights

2001 Game by Game ...

First Round State Tournament
Salesianum 7, Sussex Central 0

For details on the Golden Knights' first round loss to Salesianum in the 2001 state tournament, click the score above.

Central in State Tourney

The Sussex Central soccer team will face No. 3 Salesianum in the first round of the 2001 Delaware High School Boys' Soccer Tournament at Polytech on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. The The Knights are seeded No. 14. Sussex Central is one of three Sussex County teams in the tournament this year.

Monday, Oct. 29, 2001
Newark 6, Sussex Central 0

The Golden Knights fell behind 4-0 at halftime in their regular season finale as their 9-match winning streak was snapped. Newark led 24-11 in shots in the nonconference match. Central goalkeeper Mike Dondarski posted 10 saves. The Knights finished the regular season with a 12-4 record.

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001
Sussex Central 9, Delcastle 1

Andrej Goette sparked the Golden Knights to their ninth straight victory with four goals.

In rising to 12-3 overall, the Knights also got two goals for Orion Cameron as they took a 6-0 lead halftime lead.

Wyatt Hall added a goal and two assists, and Ryan Blades and Trey Bell each contributed a goal and an assist.

Josh Kelso, Roberto Perez, Philip Hastings and Joey Neilly all registered assists, as well.

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001
Sussex Central 2, Milford 1

For details on the Golden Knights' win over Milford, click the score above.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001
Sussex Central 1, Delmar 0

The Golden Knights kept their state tournament hopes alive with the victory.

At 9-2 in the conference and 9-3 overall, Central trails Milford by just a half-game for second place in the conference standings.

Central hosts Milford on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in a pivotal match. The Knights also have matches remaining against Delcastle on Oct. 24 and Newark on Oct. 29.

Against Delmar, goalkeeper Mike Dundarski made Orion Cameron's first half goal stand up with 6 saves for the shutout.

Cameron was assisted on his goal by Roberto Perez. Central led 9-8 in shots in the tense victory.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001
Sussex Central 3, Sussex Tech 0

The Golden Knights collected a huge Henlopen Conference victory with the shutout over their cross-town rivals to inch closer to the top of the conference standings.

With their fifth straight victory, the Knights rose to 8-2 in the conference and 8-3 overall behind goals by Roberto Perez, Andrej Goette and Orion Cameron. Central now trails conference leaders Milford and Dover by a half-game.

"The difference (in the win streak) goes back to the injuries," said SC head coach Kevin Cash, referring to season-ending injuries to returning first team all-conference picks Dilmar Perez and Francisco Chavez.

"We thought they'd be back in two weeks and we were jostling players around. Then we found out they probably wouldn't be back, so we put players in positions full-time the last five or six games and they've done a great job."

Cash singled out the play of sophomore sweeper back Carlos Figueroa, who played forward last year and the first couple of games this year.

"Carlos has done a wonderful job back there not allowing easy shot opportunities," said Cash. "He's a very aggressive young man, he's intelligent, and he has great ball techniques. We decided to try him at sweeper back in practice and he's made that change from offense to defense extremely well."

Against Tech, Roberto Perez also added an assist, while Eulalio Perez registered another assist.

The Knights outshot Tech 15-14 and held a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Goalkeeper Mike Dundarski recorded 14 saves to post the shutout.

"Tech's been playing extremely well, especially on the defensive end," said Cash. "To walk away with three goals and shut some of their offensive players down, that's a good win."

The Knights' win streak has given them a shot at the conference championship but since Dover has the tie-breaker advantage with wins over both Milford and Central, Cash has focused more on making the state tournament.

"You need at least 10 wins and maybe 11," said Cash, whose team would need to win two to three of its last five matches to make those numbers.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001
Sussex Central 3, Seaford 2

The Golden Knights used a goal by Roberto Perez on a penalty shot to capture the matchup of Sussex County powers and their fourth straight win.

Eulalio Perez and Andrej Goette scored first half goals for the Knights, who rose to 7-2 in the Henlopen Conference and 7-3 overall. Seaford dropped to 6-2-1 and 7-4-1.

Sussex Central dominated play with a 22-5 advantage in shots but had to battle to pull out a match that was tied 2-2 at halftime. Cental led 4-2 in corner kicks.

Central goalkeeper Mike Dundarski recorded 3 saves, while Orion Cameron, Kip Huffman and Trey Bell all registered assists.

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001
Sussex Central 2, Caesar Rodney 1

The Golden Knights rose to 6-2 in the Henlopen Conference and 6-3 overall with a mild upset of the perennial power Riders.

Andrej Goette scored the winning goal in the second half to break a 1-1 tie. The Knights led 1-0 at halftime on a goal by Orion Cameron, but CR tied it in the second half on a goal by Brandon Shaw.

Justin Battaglino assisted Goette on the winning goal.

Goalkeeper Mike Dundarski recorded 10 saves to keep the Knights, who were outshot 14-10, in contention for the win.

Central had a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks. The Knights have won three straight matches.

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001
Sussex Central 7, Woodbridge 1

The Golden Knights rose to 5-3 overall with their second straight win.

Orion Cameron posted a hat trick with an assist and Eulalio Perez had a goal and an assist to lead the offensive explosion.

Roberto Perez, Trey Bell and Justin Battaglino scored the Knights' other goals, while Wyatt Hall, Andrej Goette and John Cordrey registered assists.

The Knights, who led 4-0 at halftime, outshot Woodbridge 28-3 and held a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Monday, Oct. 1, 2001
Sussex Central 5, Polytech 1

The Golden Knights roared back from a 1-0 deficit with five unanswered goals to capture the Henlopen Conference contest.

After Polytech took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Scott Chambers, the Knights struck twice before halftime on goals by Orion Cameron and Trey Bell.

Cameron also scored in the second half to go with goals by Trey Bell and Roberto Perez.

Cameron, Perez and Bell registered assists along with Casey Strohmeyer.

In rising to 4-3 overall, Central posted a 15-4 advantage in shots and a 4-0 edge in corner kicks.

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001
Indian River 2, Sussex Central 1

The Golden Knights suffered their second loss of the season to their district rivals in a Henlopen Conference match.

The match was tied 1-1 at halftime but the Indians took the win on a goal by Jonathan Forte in the second half.

Phillip Hastings tied the match for Central in the first half on an assist from Wyatt Hall.

The Knights, who saw a two-game winning streak snapped to fall to 3-3 overall, actually controlled play with a 20-10 advantage in shots. IR held a 2-0 edge in corner kicks.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001
Sussex Central 6, Smyrna 3

The Golden Knights overcame a 2-1 halftime deficit with five second half goals in the Henlopen Conference triumph.

The Knights fought off a hat trick by Smyrna's Chris Hutchinson with goals by five players, including a pair of goals and an assist by Eulalio Perez.

Orion Cameron and Trey Bell both posted a goal and an assist apiece. Francisco Chavez and Phillip Hastings scored the Knights' other goals, while Roberto Perez, Wyatt Hall and Justin Battaglino contributed assists.

"We missed so many opportunities in the first half," said Cameron, a midfielder for the Knights. "We just decided to play harder and we knew we would score a lot of goals."

Central dominated the match with a 27-7 advantage in shots and a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks. The Knights' second straight win raised their record to 3-2 overall.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001
Sussex Central 6, Lake Forest 0

The Golden Knights had their most explosive outing of the season in the Henlopen Conference romp.

Eulalio Perez and Andrej Goette led the outburst with two goals apiece. Wyatt Hall contributed a goal and three assists.

The Knights' other goal was scored by Orion Cameron. Phillip Hastings, Trey Bell and Carlos Figueroa all recorded assists.

The Knights held a commanding 24-9 advantage in shots.

Sussex Central is now 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the conference.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001
Dover 1, Sussex Central 0

The Golden Knights suffered a tough Henlopen Conference loss to perennial conference power Dover.

Tyler Morra scored the match's only goal in the first half.

The Knights were outshot 15-5. Dover had a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Knight goalkeeper Mike Dondarski recorded 11 saves.

Sussex Central is 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the conference.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001
Sussex Central 3, Cape Henlopen 1

The Golden Knights collected their first victory with a dominating performance that featured a balanced scoring attack.

Andrej Goette, Roberto Perez and Edy Garcia scored goals for the Knights, who improved to 1-1.

Eulalio Perez, Chase Korneman and Trey Bell posted assists.

The Knights outshot Cape 23-7. Corner kicks were even at 5-5.

Friday, Sept. 7, 2001
Indian River 4, Sussex Central 2

The Golden Knights had to learn how to play without leading scorer Dilmar Perez in their season-opening loss.

Philip Hastings gave the Knights a 1-0 lead with a goal just a few minutes into the contest but the Indians responded with three unanswered goals.

Casey Strohmeyer added the Knights' other goal in the second half. Orion Cameron registered an assist.

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