Knights Lose Home Match With Ravenswood on Saturday
The Silver Knights couldn’t get the offense moving much on Saturday, against Ravenswood and dropped to 2-4-1 on the season with a 2-0 loss the the Red Devils. The Knights got eight shot off on goal but couldn’t come up with a netter as the Ravenswoods defense kept them at bay while controlling the ball for the most part. Gaolkeeper Luke Daugherty ended with nine saves on the day for the Silver Knights.
Tyler takes down John Marshall
Silver Knight defeated John Marshall on Wednesday 4-2 as sohpomore Judah Turner knocked in two goals in the first half, one when he took a pass from senior Aaron Warner at mid-field and drove the rest of the way for the goal past John Marshall goalkeeper Jacob Varner for the lead. The Monarchs’ tied the game with a goal before Turner turned the trick again with another nice shot to up the lead to 2-1 going into the half.
Knights goalkeeper Luke Daugherty came up with some great saves in the game and knocked one down late in the first half to secure the lead for the Silver Knights. In the second half the Knights got on the board first with a goal by Dan Miller on a pass from Zack Placer. Miller’s shot went past the goalkeeper to give Tyler Consolidated all it ended up needing a 3-1 lead.
“We talked about it at halftime, that if we could get a goal in the first five minutes of the second half, it might give us the push to control the rest of the game. We executed and did what we tried to do, “said Knights, Coach Scott Wall. “That is a good thing for our guys because when they see that happen, it carries into the next match and throughout the season.”
John Marshall tallied another goal later for the Monarchs but the Knights Bonar got the last goal when he scored in front of the net to lift Tyler to the win. Daugherty had only three saves on the night for Tyler but they were all big, the Silver Knights out shot John Marshall 31-18. The win gave the Silver Knights a 2-3-1 record for the season.
After Playing Weirton down to the wire on Wednesday, before finally dropping a 1-0 decision The Knights returned to play on Saturday on the road against Oak Glen.
Saturday’s match turned out to be more of the same, a defensive struggle for both teams, with the Silver and Black trying to muster up some offense.
Both teams had trouble getting to the goal and neither could finish resulting in a scoreless match. Although the Knights couldn’t dent the scoreboard they did have some bright spots along the way as goalkeeper Luke Daugherty continued to man the position well with 14 saves on the day.
In the match earlier in the week against Weirton he came up big with 19 saves, while defensively Adam Efaw and Colin Munoz stood out with several takeaways but the scoring opportunities just weren’t there.
Saturday’s match left the Knights feeling a little better as they managed several shots on goal and moved the ball more consistently on the wings but couldn’t get in the net. Yet they kept Oak Glen busy defensively getting 22 shots on goal.