St. A Nabs Soccer Win, Altamont Plays To Tie


Published on April 13 2021 8:00 am
Last Updated on April 13 2021 8:00 am
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham St. Anthony High School celebrated Senior Night with a 5-2 victory over Vandalia in soccer competition Monday.

"All of our three seniors shined," said St. Anthony Coach Martin Reyes. "Luke Swingler had one goal and three assists, Trey Brummer had one goal and two assists and Wade Lawrence scored his third hat trick of the season.

"Adam Brandenburger had a great game offensively and defensively," said Rios. "I am very proud of our seniors and the four years they have contributed to the soccer program. They will be missed next year."

Swingler is the son of Brian and Erin Swingler and plays forward for the Bulldogs. He plans to attend nursing school at Lake Land College after graduation and likes to fish and play poker with the guys.

Brummer is the son of Abbey Walk and Marshal Brummer. He plays midfield. He plans on going to SIUE for computer science.

Lawrence is the son of Byron and JIll Lawrence and plays the striker position. He plans on attending Lake Land College for welding then go on to heavy equipment operating school.


At Altamont

Altamont and Olney played to a 2-2 tie Monday.

Max Runge scored at 34:33 in the opening half with an assist from Braden Grunloh for the Indians. Olney tallied a goal at 22:08 to tie the score.

Martin Cook then tallied to give the Indians a 2-1 lead at 18:03. Tucker Short assisted on the final goal before the half ended.

In the second half, Olney tied the score at 16:24.

"After defeating Olney 7-1 at their place, we decided to stack the odds against ourselves," said Jeff Walton. "We had players sick, injured, benched and out for disciplinary issues; however, like I tell my players, those are excuses.

"Olney showed up ready to play. They outplayed us in every aspect. They won 50-50 balls, beat us to the ball, played quicker than us, pushed tempo into the match they wanted to play and beat us on the backside with balls over the top. I tip my hat to them, they came ready to play and stretched us in every direction they wanted to.

"Just like when we went to Newotn, we were controlling everything in the Newton match, pressing in on the attack, controlling possession, and beating them to the ball. Newton got physical with us and took us out of our game plan. We worried more about what they were going to do next instead of us controlling the match like we had done in the first 10 minutes.

"We could point blame in a lot of directions; however, it all comes down to Olney outplaying us for the majority of the match. It was nott one play that led to the tie, it was not one player and it was not one lone situation. They played better than us and it endedi n a tie, like I try to instill in the players that come through, no matter who they are, what their record is, or what they may have done in the past. You play to see who is better on this day."

Altamont took 10 shots, five on goal. Brennyn Abendroth had five saves in goal.

Olney took 11 shots, seven on goal and had three saves.