St. A, Teutopolis Blank Opponents in Soccer


Published on September 11 2013 7:55 am
Last Updated on September 11 2013 7:55 am
Written by Millie Lange

The St. Anthony Bulldogs held Carlyle to just eight shots with only five on goal in blanking the visitors 2-0 Tuesday evening.

"Our goalkeeper, Zach Tegeler was always in the right place," said St. Anthony Coach Scott Demers. "Tegeler now has a "clean sheet" or a shutout in four of the team's six games. Our defense is jelling and we're getting to the ball."

Tegeler ended the match with five saves. Frank Jansen got a goal in the first half while Benton Hakman had the Bulldogs' other goal in the second half. St. Anthony is now 3-1-2 on the season.

"As for most teams, our offense needs to do a better job of getting the ball into the goal," said Demers. "Frank and Benton scored both of our goals and there were a number of players with opportunities.

"Our game MVP was Benton Hakman for working hard to get the ball and move it forward. Other players that made a difference were Jonas Armberg, Kyle Hartke, and Ian Harris. Special thanks goes to Eric Morales, our assistant coach, for his research and insight."

St. Anthony hosts Effingham Thursday in a 4 p.m. contest.


At Altamont

Teutopolis blanked Altamont 7-0 as the Wooden Shoes keeper Seth Belford had six saves.

Kyle Blievernicht started off the scoring for the Shoes with 10 minutes in the first half by beating three defenders and the keeper. Justin Deters followed it up 20 minutes later with a shot that deflected off the far post going into the goal. The third goal in the first half was crossed in by Drew Kowalski to Blievernicht. who chested it off to Andy Mersman and Mersman returned right back to Blievernicht who then found the back side of the net.

Drew Kowalski did not wait long to get things going in the second half with a mid air volley to slam one in eight minutes in. Five minutes later, Mersman sent a cross to the far post where Meinhart touched it in the back side of the goal. With 10 minutes left in the game, Justin Deters fought his way down to the base line crossing it back in on top of the six yard box finding the back side of an Altamont player to deflect it in.

Blievernicht sealed the deal with his hat trick with two minutes left, rocketing one in 35 yards plus back in the top side of the net.

In junior varsity action, Teutopolis edged the Indians 2-1. T-town took a 1-0 lead before Altamont's goal came from Jesus Flores in the first half to tie the score. T-town then tallied the winner in the second half.