Booters split wins in week
Standing at 2-2-1 on the season thus far, the varsity boys soccer team at Tyler Consolidated still seems to be finding their legs.
“We seem to be struggling a bit at times, and at other times we play great,” said head coach of the Silver Knights, Scott Wall. “We’re still finding ourselves, still coming together as a team.”
Last week, the Knights fell to Weir on Sept. 2, 8-nil.
“We just struggled in this game,” the coach said. “We couldn’t get shots at the net, and couldn’t hold possession in the first half. Weir played very well, they are a good team. We did hold possession more in the second half, but it was too late by then.
“Communication was key in this game, and we just didn’t communicate.”
Knight goal keeper Ty Klages had eight saves in the game for the Silver and Black.
On Sept. 6, Tyler Consolidated hosted the Monarchs of John Marshall at Brubacher Field, taking the win 4-nil. Senior Blake Carpenter scored one goal and had one assist; Federico Perez had one goal and one assist; Josh Peck netted one; Damien Curtis scored; and Ted Cerny had one assist.
Goal keeper Klages had one save in the game.
“Our defense did a good job against John Marshall,” Wall said. Quentin Richmond and Nate Lance stepped up and did a good job, as did Mark Wilson. Josh Peck and Josh Wayne were both eligible to play in this game and gave us some of the depth we’ve been lacking.”
“We played very well in this one, I was very pleased with how we stuck together, communicated with each other, and followed through. We need to continue to play like this, the only thing is, we don’t know who is going to step up from one game to the next.”
The Silver Knights will have the opportunity to put the 2014 team in the record books this week as they only need three more wins to achieve 100 wins for the soccer program, and they play three games. The Knights hosted St. Marys on Tuesday after press time; will travel to Wheeling Central on Wednesday; and will play at Ravenswood on Saturday.