T-town Second at St. A, Newton First at Red & Gold Tourney


Published on August 27 2018 9:43 am
Last Updated on August 27 2018 1:51 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Mount Carmel pulled out the Effingham St. Anthony High School Soccer Tournament title.

Teutopolis and Mount Carmel tied for first but the tiebreaker point differential gave the Golden Aces the title. Both teams had nine points followed by Greenville 7, St. Anthony 4, Altamont 3, Harrisburg 1, Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran 1 and Salem 0.

In Friday action, St. Anthony and Greenville played to a 1-1 tie and Harrisburg and Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran played to a 2-2 tie.

St. Anthony's Jack Elder had 13 saves.

"Jack was one of our key players of the match," said St. Anthony Coach Martin Reyes. "Our defense continues to grow under Jacob Blanchette, Quinton Milleville's leadership and Will Fonner also played key roles in defense, blocking several shots to the goal. The first half ended 0-0.

"Greenville scored first in the second half, but Moises Lemus and Reilly Ashton created opportunities of goals resulting on a goal in the 19 minutes left.

"Moises had four shots at goal and a goal. Quinton had three shots at goal, including a missed penalty. I'm really happy with the energy and improvements the team showed."

In Saturday play, St. Anthony edged Salem, 1-0; T-town won over Altamont, 1-0; Greenville downed Salem, 5-1; Altamont blanked Harrisburg, 5-0; Mount Carmel won over CORL, 5-1; Greenville defeated Harrisburg, 7-0; T-town blanked CORL, 6-0 and Mount Carmel beat St. Anthony, 3-1.

The Bulldogs took 24 shots against Salem.

"Our goalskeepers, Jack and Joel Buenker didn't see much action. With 10 minutes remaining in the first half, Joel came in and Jack moved into the field. Joel had a couple of good saves during the second half.

"Most of our offense came from Moises who took nine shots, four at goal, four corners and made great crosses. Wade Lawrence scored the winning goal with 19 minutes to go in the second half.

"Defense continues to grow and be solid. Other key players were Reilly with two shots at goal, Quinton and Jacob Blanchette who organized the defense."

In the Mount Carmel match, Elder had 16 saves.

The Golden Aces scored first in the first 10 mintues of the match. In the 16th minute, Lemus tied the game and it remained tied at halftime.

"In the second half, Elder guessed right on the penalty taken by Mount Carmel but the shot was well placed on the bottom right of the keeper," said Coach Reyes. "Later in the half, Mount Carmel scored its third goal."


At Charleston

Newton captured the championship of the Red & Gold Tournament at Charleston.

The Eagles defeated Charleston Junior Varsity 4-0 and won over Effingham, 6-1.