Knights Go Wild Against Eagles
Tyler Consolidated’s boys soccer players are steadily improving, starting to pick up the pace, and things are finally falling in place for the Knights. After a struggling start to the season, the Knights picked up a win versus Magnolia. The Silver Knights have recently picked up wins against Parkersburg Catholic, 6-1, and Monroe Central, 3-1.
On Thursday, Oct. 4, the Knights met up again with Magnolia on the Blue Eagles’ home turf.
On a warm and rainy evening, the Silver Knights splished and splashed their way to yet another win by totally out-performing the Blue Eagles for an easy 9-1 victory.
The match ended around 8 p.m. with not a dry spot on the field or a uniform without mud.
This writer is not sure if the Knights just like playing in adverse weather or what, but the boys seem to play their best in those conditions.
Senior Nathan Barker, a first-year player, showed his athletic skill as he scored a hat trick in a matter of about four and a half minutes in the first half, and that was all it took as the Silver Knights went into the locker room, up 3-1.
The second half was all Tyler as the boys controlled the ball and shot on goal. Adding to Barker’s first-half heroics, the Knights lit up the score board for six more in the second half. Elijah Day duplicated Barker’s feat with a three score hat trick of his own; Zack Placer was also on the mark as he knocked through two goals and played a fine field game. Eli Smith also got in on the scoring barrage with a goal of his own.
The Knights had nine saves and 31 shots on goal, compared to Magnolia’s nine.
The Silver Knights now have a 9-4 record as they draw near to sectionals.