Altamont Co-op Nabs Win; Hearts, Shoes Suffer Losses In Soccer


Published on April 7 2021 6:30 am
Last Updated on April 7 2021 10:13 am
Written by Millie Lange

ALTAMONT -- Altamont/Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City/Mid-America Prep School Co-op pounded Macon Meridian, 12-1 Tuesday in high school soccer.

Tucker Short got the Indians started in the right direction with a goal at 28;55  The second goal came from Noah Klimpel with an assist by Isaac Crow at 24:17. Crow then tallied a goal with an assist from Short at 23:48. Crow picked up an unassisted goal at 14:40 making the score 4-0.

Klimpel tallied his second at 8:31. Jack Miller scored on an assist by Jack Lowry at 6:28, making it 6-0. Meridian scored its lone goal at 5:00. Short came back with his second goal at 2:19 and the Indians led 7-1 at the half.

In the second half, Lowry scored at 38:32. Klimpel got his hat trick off an assist by Lowry at 18:15 making the score 9-1. Short then put together his hat trick with a goal at 10:14.

Two more players scored for Altamont, Bryce Suckow at 2:17 and Martin Cook at 1:43.

"We were coming off a long break and a bad practice," said Altamont/CHBC/Mid-America Coach Jeff Walton. "I was concerned about the team's attitude going into tonight. We had a slow start, not moving the ball well and not spreading the field. However, I was not surprised after how we practiced yesterday. We looked slow and had a hard time re-acting to situations.

"Never-the-less, once we started working our sets and seeing and spreading the field, things opened up. I told the team after the match tonight, we are going to be tested again. Our first test was against Mattoon and hopefully, we have learned from the 7-1 loss before we take on Newton Thursday at their place."

Altamont/CHBC/Mid-America had 32 shots, 14 on goal.

Goalkeeper Connor Klitzing had five saves while Brennyn Abendroth came in and had two saves.

Meridian had six shots, four on goal and six saves.


At Effingham

Effingham High School dropped a soccer match to visiting Mattoon Tuesday, 4-0.

"The first half was evenly matched with good control from both sides," said EHS Coach Weston Peno. "We moved the ball really well and was finding opportunity but could not capitalize on the goal.

"In the second half, Mattoon went out strong and really made us work for opportunities. Unfortunately they found us on the side they could run a trap on. This led to them getting a few goals. We continued to have looks but just couldn't make anything happen."

Brandon Duncan had 11 saves for the Hearts.

"We played a great game against a tough opponent," said Coach Peno.


At Mount Zion

Mount Zion blanked Teutopolis, 3-0 Tuesday.

The Wooden Shoes also lost the junior varsity match, 2-0.

T-town returns to the pitch hosting Charleston Thursday with a 4:30 p.m. start.