Knights end season at 7-11-1
The boys soccer team at Tyler Consolidated High School finished the 2014 regular season at Sectional competition last week in New Martinsville against the Magnolia Blue Eagles. The Silver Knights took the loss, 2-1, with their only goal coming from some nice possession through Magnolia’s defenders.
Federico Perez assisted on Nathan Kemp’s shot from just outside the 18 for the only Knight goal of the game.
“The game went back and forth until five minutes were left and Oscar Celedon happened to be at the right place at the right time and scored the game winning goal,” said head coach of the Silver Knights, Scott Wall.
“I thought we played well for the most part. I was proud of how we battled back and didn’t give up after being scored on so early. Nate Lantz played well in goal. He finished with the game with five saves.”
The loss put Tyler Consolidated’s overall win/loss record at 7-11-1 on the season.
“We saw some progress especially toward the end of the season,” the coach said of his team’s play throughout the season. “The seniors will be missed, but the future is looking bright. A lot of young players gained some very valuable experience that will carry us in seasons to come.”
Perez led the team with 12 goals and 13 assists this season. The 13 assists tied the school record for assists in a season. Senior Blake Carpenter was second in scoring with nine goals followed by Ted Cerny with eight.
Ty Klages led the team with two shutouts in goal this season and Lantz solidified the goal position during the latter portion of the season.
“We saw tremendous growth in our sophomores and freshmen as they will be the core of our team going forward,” Wall said. “The record and end result might not have been what we wanted, but the future has us excited. I wish that we didn’t have to wait until next August to see these guys on the field.”