CARBONDAL – Belleville Altoff’s defense did not allow Carbondale to score on Saturday afternoon at the Fralisch football complex and beat the Terriers 2-0 to complete the seasonal sweep of the entire South Seven conference.
“Carbondale played a pretty tough defensive game, and we worked a little harder after scoring the first quick goal in the first four minutes,” said Althafa coach Jurgen Hutner. “If we had scored the second goal shortly after that, it would have been a different story, so give it to Carbondale, they played hard. They just didn’t look at us. “
The reigning 1A state champions have remained unbeaten in their last seven games, improving to 17-5-2 and finishing 8-0 in the Southern Seven for their fifth consecutive conference title. The Crusaders outscored the Terriers 17-0 and had nine corner kicks compared to Carbondale’s two.
“We get good corner kicks because our serve is great,” Hutner said. “We just didn’t contact them after the first one.”
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The shutdown was the 13th of the season for the Crusaders. Sophomore Anna Brewer started the game in goal and was replaced by sophomore Emily Travnichek with a score of 15:33, who remained in the first half. Senior Ashley Played also entered the game, replacing Travnichek with a score of 4:42, who remained in the game.
“In defense we’ve been pretty solid all year, so I felt pretty confident in that for the game,” Hutner said. “I have to pay tribute to them for a good game in defense, and their goalkeeper made good saves. I think it made a difference. “
Carbondale entered the game, winning three of the last four games – all in results – but dropped to 11-8 overall and 3-3 in the Southern Seven.
“We talked to the girls about making every effort because it was hard for us in the first game (7-0 defeat),” said Carbondale coach Ortes Davis. “Our band did everything they could to compete and I am happy with the way they played. We have two conference games left and we just need to play hard for 80 minutes at a time and give everything we can. Until we leave disappointed with our efforts, I’m fine with that. “
The Crusaders took the lead with a score of 3:57 by Claire Nash with a corner kick from the left side of the field by Natalie Cohn. For the senior goal it was the 16th goal of the season, and for Kona – the 10th assist.
Althof’s back line was almost impenetrable, not giving a serious chance to score in the first half. The first half of the “Crusaders” ended with eight blows to the freshman “Terriers” Avery Summerlin.
Althof earned four corner kicks in the first half, and only the first led to a goal or even a goal. The terriers had one corner kick.
The Terriers had the first good goal of the game with a score of 25:01, which remained in the second half when Julia Auberg opened on the right side of the penalty area, but her shot was repulsed by the defense.
Althoff is back, scoring 1:22 later for another record-breaking goal by freshman Marisa Morris on a pass from senior Morgan Wagner. For Morris it was her 25th goal, extending Crusader’s record for goals scored by freshmen, which was set when she scored three goals against the Terriers in their first meeting to overcome the previous of 22 sets in 2007 and a draw in 2008.
Less than a minute later, Auberg almost opened in the same place, but could not get possession.
With 19 minutes played, Crusaders nearly put the visitors another one up as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot passed just over the bar.
The Terriers had another chance when there was 8:30 left when El Banz and Auberg ran on the left side perfectly, but the defense rejected the next pass off the field and the Terriers lost possession on the throw-in to stop the threat.