Knights win over Yellow Jackets
With a season win/loss record now standing at 6-4, the Silver Knight boys soccer team is about where they expected to be at this point in time. The Knights took on both Williamstown and Ravenswood in the week, coming off the week at 1-1.
At Williamstown on Sept. 14 the Silver Knights took their time, but finally put together the win over the Yellow Jackets, 6-5.
“We got the win, and that was great of course,” said head coach of the Knights, Scott Wall. “But it was very frustrating because we weren’t playing as good as we can.”
“We didn’t give our best effort, and played kinda flat at times. The score was 2-2 at the half. It took us to score twice in a row at the end to finally beat them. We have to talk more, communicate better.”
Einar Mellem scored three goals for the Silver on the day; Matthew Goudy scored his first goal of the season; and Skylar Kinnard scored the game winning goal with a shot from beyond mid field. Mellem and Chris Postlewait each had one assist; Justin Cooper was credited with two assists. Keeper Jared Lantz had nine saves in goal.
At Ravenswood on Saturday, the Knights were met with the physical force of the class AA Red Devils. Though Consolidated took the loss, 5-0, Walls says the score is in no way indicative of the game that was played. “We got beat on the back side to many times,” he said. “We would make the first save, but they would turn around and score on the rebound.”
“Ravenswood has always been a good team, but I really feel that we outplayed them this time. We passed well, communicated well and took our shots We had a few break downs after they scored the first two goals, but we re-couped well I thought.”
The Knights took eight shots on goal while the Red Devils took 10 in the game.
“I was glad to see some of our younger kids making strides and stepping up this week,” the coach said. “Dustin Tawney did a great job defensively for us, and Chase Cornell came off the bench and gave us some excellent minutes. It’s good to see the different kids coming along as well as they are. It bodes well for the future of the program.”
The Silver Knights played host to Monroe Central on Tuesday and will host Williamstown at home on Thursday in a rematch of last weeks game.
The Knights have no scheduled games next week in anticpation of making the OVAC soccer championships.