Injuries beginning to mount for Rams

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Ken Buday/Havelock News Havelock's Darren Miles, left, and West Carteret's Austin Fountain attempt to head the ball on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Havelock High.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 09:29 PM.

The Havelock Rams were feeling great about the recent turnaround of their season heading into Tuesday night’s soccer match against West Carteret.

How quickly that feeling went away.

West Carteret put an end to Havelock’s momentum with a 2-0 victory in a Coastal 3A Conference match Tuesday at Havelock High.

Prior to the loss, Havelock was riding some supreme momentum. After a 3-2 loss to West Craven, last week, the Rams defeated White Oak for the first time in the program’s history and then toppled Richlands, tying them with the Patriots for third place in the conference.

Then, key Havelock players began getting injured.

Star striker Noah Kemble went down with a hamstring injury, Dylan Baker hurt his ankle and Justin Kilgore, one of the team’s top defenders, also went on the shelf.

“Since West Craven, we have been taking things strictly one match at a time,” Havelock coach Jeremiah Johnson said. “I know we were tied with them (West Carteret) and White Oak before this loss, so this puts us in a tough spot going forward.”

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