Bulldogs, Indians Win, Hearts Lose in Soccer


Published on October 5 2016 7:16 am
Last Updated on October 5 2016 7:16 am
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham St. Anthony High School traveled to Centralia to play the Silver Stallions of Christ Our Rock Lutheran in soccer action Tuesday. The Bulldogs finished with a 4-0 victory.

"Despite the long bus ride, we came to play and were ready," said St. Anthony Coach Eric Morales. "We wasted no time and began to pressure the Stallions hard.  Ryan Kruger, Donovan Hammer, and Moises Lemnus all shook up the keeper within minutes, racking up four shots on goal, each all hitting the crossbar or side bars, or just going wide skimming the poles.

"Within 10 minutes, Wyatt Lawrence quickly found Moises in the center of the goal for a quick shot to the left of the keeper to net a beautiful goal. We pressured the goal the whole half, marking 19 shots, 16 of which were on goal.

"In the second half it was even more of the gas pedal. Donovan tracked down a loose ball and dribbled it right down the middle to put a nice left foot shot right in the back of the net and we were up 2-0. Six minutes later, Donovan tracked another loose ball down and found Ryan on the run toward the goal. Ryan received the ball and split two defenders. He found himself one-on-one with the keeper and sunk our third goal of the night.

"With 15 minutes left in the game, we were on an attacking onslaught. A shot fired and bounced off of the keeper only to kind the foot of Donovan off the rebound to put us up 4-0 and end the game. We ended the game with over 40 shots tallied, 30 of those on goal. Our defense held the Stallions to just two shots on goal."

The Bulldogs moved to 15-0-3 on the season and will play their last home and last regular season match Thursday against Teutopolis. This will also the Bulldogs Senior Night.

At Effingham

Effingham High School fell to Salem 3-0 in action Tuesday.

Will Starwalt had nine saves for the Hearts.

At Arthur

Altamont pushed its record to 9-7-1 on the season with a 2-0 victory over Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond Tuesday.

The two teams went scoreless in the opening half. Altamonnt came back as Joe Stone had a personal kick at the 27:21 mark and Jesus Flores put in a goal assisted by Dylan Marble at 15:47.

Altamont had 48 shots, 12 on goal. Sam Childerson had six saves.

ALAH had 17 shots, six on goal and 10 saves.

Altamont's junior varsity also claimed the victory 9-0 to improve to 3-4-1.