Knights fall in OVAC Cup Soccer tourney
With their season at the midpoint about now, the Tyler Consolidated Silver Knight boys soccer team played only one game last week, putting their season record standing at 6-5-1 at this point in time, and several tough games remaining on their schedule.
The Silver Knights, seeded second in the OVAC, took on Steubenville Central (third seed) at home last week, falling to the Reds 6-1 to put them out of OVAC tournament play.
“The score was 0-0 at the half,” said head coach of the Knights, Scott Wall. “I don’t know what happened. They scored early in the second half and then scored again a minute or two later and we just got down on ourselves and couldn’t recoup. We changed our formation, focused on our defense and couldn’t figure it out. It wasn’t all bad, we had a 15 to 20 minute stretch where we just didn’t play well and gave up the goals.”
Changes in the Knight line up included moving starting goal keeper Ty Klages to a mid-field position and putting senior Austin VanDine in the net.
“Both guys did a very good job in their new roles,” the coach said. “Nate Lantz also played keeper for a bit and also did a good job. We just need to be more confident in ourselves and work on our communication skills on the field more. We just kinda lost our discipline trying too hard to score. This is a game we could have won.”
Federico Perez scored the only Knight goal of the game.
This week the Silver Knights are schedule to play at Parkersburg Catholic on Oct. 2 and will host South Harrison at 1 p.m. on Oct. 4.