Jungle Cats win championship over Internationals
May 27, 2010
Kokouvi Agbodeka led the Jungle Cats Team One to a 6-3 win over the Internationals May 19 in the Commander's Cup Postseason Soccer Championship at Doughboy Stadium.
Agbodeka, of 11th Engineer Battalion, scored in the first five minutes of the first half, followed by a Ryan Tutton goal, to give the Jungle Cats a 2-0 lead.
The Jungle Cats' defense held the Internationals of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation scoreless while adding another goal to lead 3-0.
The Internationals cut the deficit to 3-1 with a goal from Arturo Raygoza, but the Jungle Cats' Agbodeka added another goal following a left corner kick from Nathan Wilkes, to increase the lead to 4-1 at the half.
The Internationals' Nestor Vargas and Alberto Arena closed the gap to 4-3 in the final half, but Agbodeka answered with a goal. With seconds remaining in the game, the Jungle Cats' Dennie Weismann found the net, sealing the 6-3 win and the championship.
"That was a good game," Agbodeka said.
"It got close for a minute, but we were able to hold on for the win. The score was 4-3 at one point and I knew we had to get another goal to increase the lead so they wouldn't catch up."
Jungle Cats coach Eric Rodrigues said the Internationals were the team to beat.
"They have a skilled team and they won the championship last year," he said. "But we had a solid defense and A.G. (Agbodeka) made our offense a little more explosive."