Destin High Sharks take bite out of Crestview Bulldogs in soccer

Tina Harbuck
The Destin Log

After a scoreless first half, the Destin High Sharks found the back of the net in the second half to post a 1-0 victory over the visiting Crestview Bulldogs Wednesday night in Destin. 

Destin’s Hayden Lech booted one in on an assist from Shadaine Hibbert for the win. 

Destin's Hayden Lech, 5, tries to take control of the ball in the first half against the Crestview Bulldogs. Lech scored the only goal of the game for a 1-0 Destin victory.

“Our entire team gave 110% for the entire 80 minutes,” said Destin Coach Andy Clarke. “Our defense was outstanding and our goalie John Castanada was outstanding.

“I was very proud of our entire team effort,” he added. 

Destin Shark Brackin Cobb, left, goes up against a Crestveiw Bulldog on a header. Destin won the game 1-0.

Last week, the Sharks tied Navarre 1-1. 

In earlier action Wednesday evening, the Lady Sharks lost 3-1 to Crestview. 

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Crestview scored in the first two minutes. 

With 16 minutes left in the first half, Destin evened the score when Jareny Enriquez slipped one past the goal keep on a penalty kick. 

Destin Shark Jareny Enriquez, 13, scored the Sharks' only goal of the game on a penalty kick. Destin lost 3-1.

The score remained tied at the half. 

In the second half, the Bulldogs again scored early in the first three minutes. They scored a third time about five minutes later. 

Destin had another shot at a penalty kick with 20 minutes left to play, but missed. 

Destin goalie John Castaneda makes a save for the Sharks in the first half.

Up next for the Sharks is a trip to Navarre on Jan. 18 to take on the Raiders. The girls play at 5 p.m., boys to follow.