EHS edges St. Anthony, 2-1

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Published on September 7 2012 11:36 am
Last Updated on September 7 2012 11:36 am
Written by Millie Lange

It was about as close as it could get Thursday evening in high school soccer action as Effingham edged crosstown rival Effingham St. Anthony 2-1.

The Bulldogs' Charlie Schultz scored the opening goal of the game at the 32:32 mark. Schultz had an assist from Patrick Martelli. That's where the score stood at the half.

In the second half, Kohdai Nishida scored at 28:13 on an assist by Kyle Lustig and the Hearts had tied the score at 1-1. The winning goal came with 22:48 showing when Nishda scored again, this time on an assist by Tyler Katz.

Effingham had 16 shots on goal with 10 saves while St. Anthony had 11 shots on goal with eight saves.

"Zach Tegeler was our player of the game," said St. Anthony Coach Scott Demers. "Despite the loss, his saves kept it close. I want to give special acknowledgement to Eddie Jansen, Nick Nosbisch and Charlie Schultz for never giving up and leading the team on a very muddy pitch."

Effingham moved to 6-0-1 on the season while St. Anthony drops to 3-3-1. The Hearts are back in action Saturday at Mattoon while St. Anthony returns to play Saturday at Breese Mater Dei.

In junior varsity play, Effingham claimed a 4-0 win. Tyler Katz and Andrew Bingham had two goals each for the Hearts. The Hearts are now 4-2 on the season while St. Anthony drops to 1-1.