St. A Ties, EHS Wins in Soccer Action
Published on September 6 2013 10:50 am
Last Updated on September 6 2013 10:50 am
Written by Millie Lange
It takes a team to win, lose, or in Thursday's case, tie.
Olney High School's varsity soccer team traveled to Effingham to face St. Anthony High School in soccer action Thursday.
"Olney is a good team with lots of good players," said St. Anthony Coach Scott Demers. "We did our best today and it was enough to tie a good team."
The Tigers scored first mid-first half when they took advantage of a throw-in. The Tigers re-directed a throw-in past a diving SAHS goal-keeper, Zach Tegeler. Tegeler finished the match with nine saves off of Olney's 24 shots.
St. Anthony was able to hold their dominant opponent and capitalized on a free-kick awarded when Jonas Armberg had a break-away and was tripped by an Olney defender. Benton Hakman took the kick from about 40 yards from goal and placed the ball perfectly to Frank Jansen for the equalizer with less than 15 minutes left in the match.
"Players that stepped up huge for us were Thomas Stephens, Ian Harris, Zach Tegeler and the rest of the defenders," said Demers. "Senior leadership was apparent through the play of Benton Hakman and Frank Jansen. Our game MVP for St. Anthony goes to Thomas Stephens and Ian Harris."
St. Anthony's record is now 2-1-2.
Effingham pounded Vandalia to the tune of 6-0 in action on the Hearts home field Thursday evening.
Michael Carie scored three goals for the Hearts while Jason Pike, Tyler Katz and Sean Zerrusen also tallied goals. The first goal of the contest was at the 37:27 mark in the first half when Carie knocked in a goal assisted by Austin Wenthe. Pike was assisted by Dalton Steele on the next goal at 27:35. Katz then hit in an unassisted goal with 14:10 left and the Hearts led 3-0 at the half.
EHS then came back with three more goals as Carie put in two unassisted goals at 34:46 and 31:34. Zerrusen then nailed one in at 15:27.
EHS is now 3-2 on the season and returns to action Wednesday at Mount Vernon. This is a change from the originally scheduled game Tuesday.