Non-Starters Shine as Eagles Bury Panthers

Adam Janwokski ’15

The Eagle soccer squad took the field Wednesday night looking to continue their winning ways against Euclid. As soon as the Eagles took the field in the Backyard, they dominated from start to finish.

The Eagles were able to get out ahead of Euclid early. Nate Lizanich ’16 scored in the 5th minute to give the Eagles a quick one goal advantage. Then, 3 minutes later, Collin Richards ’15 was able to add another goal to the advantage. The Eagles were looking strong, as they continually kept the ball in the Panther half of the field. Chris Allen ’15 and Timmy Jonas ’15 were able to score in the 23rd and 25th minute and the lead just kept expanding. During this run, Coach Duffy was slowly taking out the starting eleven and giving some other players the chance to see the pitch. This was a nice move by Coach, as he was recognizing the hard work that the whole team puts together. Before the first half ended, Alex Grant ’15 took the ball down the field and netted a hard shot, giving the Eagles a 5-0 lead into halftime.

When the second half began, almost no starters were in the game for the Eagles, which led to some very exciting goals by a variety of people. Chris Allen ’15 was able to get another goal straight off a free kick in the 49th, and give SEHS a six goal lead.

After that, a memorable performance was put up by Pat Gray ’18. He scored a goal in the 51st minute. After a miracle midfield goal by the Panthers, Gray struck again. He was able to net another ball in the 56th minute, giving the Eagles a 8-1 advantage.

With all of these goals scored, somehow the Eagles were not finished. Will Fritz ’15 got past the defense and scored the ninth goal of the night for the Eagles in the 59th minute. Then, 8 minutes later, Collin Richards ’15 scored the final goal of the match, leaving the score at 10-1 in favor of the Eagles.

Though one goal was conceded, goalkeeper Noah Kuemerle ’15 and Jordan Shalala ’16 and Tommy Nauman ’18 made many remarkable efforts to keep the ball out of the net.

Even though the regular season is coming to a close, there are still many important home games coming up. The Eagles take on state powerhouse Toledo St. John on Saturday at 3 O’clock at Coughlin Field. After that, the last home game and Senior Night is on October 11th against Toledo St. Francis de Sales at 7. Make sure to go support the Eagle soccer players as they prime up for the playoffs.

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