Charleston, Olney Win Titles at Red & Gold Soccer Invitational


Published on September 3 2013 8:39 am
Last Updated on September 3 2013 8:51 am
Written by Millie Lange

CHARLESTON -- Charleston High School captured the championship of the Red & Gold Soccer Invitational Red Pool Saturday while Olney was the winner in the Gold Pool.

Charleston edged Mattoon 1-0 to win the championship. Teutopolis downed Effingham 2-01 in the Red Pool. Scoring for T-town was Kyle Blievernicht with 17:15 in the second half and again at 8:07 in the second half. In the Gold Pool, Olney was the champion blanking Champaign Central JV 5-0. Centralia downed Decatur MacArthur 3-2.

In junior varsity play, Charleston won the Red Pool with a 1-0 victory over Mattoon. Effingham and Teutopolis played to a 2-2 tie.

In the Gold Pool, junior varsity, Danville edged Olney 2-1 while Urbana won over Centralia 4-0.

Named to the All-Tournament Team from  Effingham for varsity were Tyler Katz, junior, forward; Dalton Steele, senior, defender and Andrew Bingham, sophomore, defender. On the junior varsity team were Vicente Olmos, junior, forward; Synne Christiansen, junior, forward and Brady Scott, sophomore, defender

Named from Teutopolis were Seth Belford, senior, goalkeeper; Justin Deters, junior, midfielder and Kyle Blievernicht, senior, midfielder. On the junior varsity team were Trevor Lee, sophomore, forward-midfielder; Jordan Wellbaum, sophomore, defender and Noah Blievernicht, sophomore, midfielder.

TEAM STANDINGS (3 points for win, 1 for tie)


Red Pool

1. Charleston 9, 2. Teutopolis 3 (wins tiebreaker), 3. Mattoon 3, 4. Effingham 3

Gold Pool

1. Olney 9, 2. Centralia 6, 3. Decatur MacArthur, 4. Champaign Central junior varsity 0


Red Pool

1. Mattoon 7, 2. Effingham 4, 3. Charleston 3, 4. Teutopolis 2

Gold Pool

1. Urbana 9, 2. Danville 6, 3. Olney 3, 4. Centralia 0