Bulldogs Claim Soccer Victory, Altamont Drops Loss

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Published on September 27 2013 11:59 am
Last Updated on September 27 2013 11:59 am
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham St. Anthony blanked Salem 5-0 in soccer competition at Bulldog Field Thursday.

With over 20 saves in the first half, Salem's goalkeeper kept the game 1-0 at the end of the first half. But St. Anthony's Benton Hakman broke through to score the only goal in the first half.

Led by James Kabbes, the St. Anthony defense was able to hold the Wildcats and distribute the ball effectively to waiting midfielders which led to the other four goals.

"The Salem varsity team has improved since the beginning of the season when we played them in our tournament," said St. Anthony Coach Scott Demers. "But due to changes in their roster, they played a lot of younger players. Jacob Maxey is one of the best goalkeepers I have ever seen at the high school level.

"In the second half they changed their goalkeeper and Maxey went to the field and caused our defense some stress as he was able to get the ball into the offensive third numerous times but never was able to get the ball into the net.

"We would like to thank Josh and Gary Hanner for their help. They make things great for all that are involved in the game."

The Bulldogs improve to 7-3-3 on the season.

At Altamont

Vandalia came calling and edged Altamont 2-1. The Vandals tallied a goal in the opening half then came back with a second goal to start the second half. Altamont's Michael Clarkson tallied a goal to pull the Indians within 2-1.

Altamont had 27 shots, 14 on goal. Adam Doty had five saves. Vandalia had 14 shots, seven on goal and 13 saves.

Altamont drops to 0-11-1.