Hearts Win, St. A Drops Soccer Match

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Published on August 31 2012 12:18 pm
Last Updated on August 31 2012 12:18 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham High School blanked Vandalia 8-0 in soccer competition Thursday evening to continue it's great start to the season.

Ivan Carrillo and Michael Carie scored two goals each for the Hearts. Carillo scored a goal and his second goal came with an assist by Jason Pike. Carie scored and then had an assist from Matt Herboth. Matt Steffen scored with an assist by Austin Wenthe. Rhemi Barr scored with an assist by Carrillo. Kyle Lustig scored on an assist by Steffen and Austin Robertson hit net with an assist by Dalton Steele.

The Hearts are now 4-0-1 on the season and return to action Tuesday hosting Mount Vernon.

At Olney

St. Anthony traveled to Olney and fell in the varsity match 2-1 but picked up the junior varsity win 2-0.

In varsity play, the two squads played to a 0-0 first half tie. In the second half, Olney's Derek Walker headed a corner kick towards the upper corner of the goal and was saved by the St. Anthony keeper, Zach Tegler. Then Alec St. Pierre crashed the rebound and headed the ball to the far side of the goal and Olney was on the board.

In the 16th minute, Nick Kuhl, after receiving a direct free kick near the St. Anthony penalty box, shot a bullet that cleared the defensive wall and went past the St. Anthony keeper for a 2-0 lead.

In the 33rd minute, St. Anthony's Charlie Schultz scored with an assist by Logan Rogers. Frank Jansen crossed a corner kick that was headed on goal by Rogers and after deflecting off a Tiger defense, Schultz blasted the ball past the Tiger goalie.

St. Anthony came alive in the last five minutes of the match, but it was too little, too late and the Tigers puled out the win.

"The Olney squad moved the ball well, made good decisions on shots and took advantage of their opportunities. They played a great game," said St. Anthony Coach Scott Demers.

The Bulldogs are 3-2 and back in action Tuesday at Carlyle.

In junior varsity play, St. Anthony took a 2-0 win on goals by Chandler Martelli and Kyle Hartke. The team is 1-0.

At Teutopolis

Teutopolis claimed a 2-1 victory over Greenville. On the first goal of the match, Ryan Westendorf hit Jordon Niebrugge with a pass. Niebrugge one touched it around the goalie and put it in the far corner.

The second goal was a long throw by Kyle Blievernicht to Niebrugge's feet and Niebrugge shot it in on the back side of the keeper.

Seth Belford had eight keeper saves.

"Our defense played extremely well the second half against the very aggressive Greenville offense," said T-town Coach Dustin Jansen.

In the JV contest, Andy Mersman had two goals and Nick Ruholl one as the Shoes won 3-2.