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Soccer Knights have begun post season play

By Staff | Oct 22, 2014

Senior members of the Silver Knight soccer team are pictured above with their families at the last home game of the season: Blake Carpenter (3), Ty Klages (18), Nathan Kemp (26), Zachary Haught (24), Austin Vandine (15), Tadeas Cerny (21), Sean Camerlin (9)

With their last regular season game played at home on Saturday, the Tyler Consolidated Silver Knight boys soccer team now moves into post season play.

The Knights played host to Liberty on Oct. 18, ending their season on a high note with the 2-1 win.

“We’ve had a couple of rough weeks,” said Silver Knight head coach, Scott Wall. “It was good to get the win in this one, and hopefully get ourselves back on track in time for the post season.”

Putting the ball in the back of the net for the Silver Knights were Federico Perez, scoring on a penalty kick; and Ted Cerney.

Goal keeper, sophomore Nate Lantz, had six saves in the win.

“Nate had a good game,” Wall said. “Our overall game results really have not shown how well he’s played. But for a sophomore in that position, he’s excelled.”

“In fact, we’ve seen a lot of growth in the entire team in the last few weeks. We’ve found some nice defenders in our young players like Quintin Richmond, Adam Cooper, Mark Wilson and Brandon Bonar, and we’re starting to see their work and training come to fruition. We hit a lull somewhere there in the middle of our season, but we seem to be snapping out of it now, which is a good thing.”

On Saturday the Silver Knights also celebrated the seven seniors on the team, Blake Carpenter, Ty Klages, Nathan Kemp, Austin VanDine, Zach Haught, Shawn Camerlin and Ted Cerney and their families, recognizing their commitment to the soccer program.

“We’re losing not only good players, but real good kids,” coach Wall said. “Blake and Ty have been with us for four years, and Nathan and Austin have been part of the team for three years. They’ve all been part of some good teams in their time and they brought that excitement and knowledge with them their senior year to this team.”

“Zach has been with us for two years and Shawn and Ted just joined the team this year, but each of these guys have brought something unique to the team. They’ve all done a great job as far as being dedicated to the sport. They’ve been good leaders, and we’ll miss them on the field.”

On Monday the Knights traveled to New Martinsville for their first Sectional Tournament appearance as the number two seed team facing off with the number three seed, Magnolia.

(Editors note: Results for this match-up and any further games and/or information will be in next weeks Tyler Star News)