Boys soccer: Cavies win pair of conference tilts
In a much closer contest than the first time around, Carlinville’s boys soccer team needed a second half comeback to secure a 3-2 win over Gillespie.
The Cavies remained unbeaten in the South Central Conference at 4-0, improving to 6-5 overall.
Back in the Carlinville Kickoff Classic, Carlinville had beaten Gillespie 6-0 in the ninth place game.
Gillespie got on the board at the 7:40 mark to open the scoring.
Carlinville came right back around nine minutes later, getting a Landon Eades goal off an assist from Koltan Page to knot the game 1-1.
A penalty kick goal gave the Miners a 2-3 lead at the 23:18 mark, and that would be the halftime score.
Carlinville had a heavy edge in shots on goal, 17-7 in the game, getting a pair of second half goals to go ahead.
Page scored at 55:00 off a free kick to tie the game 2-2. Nearly three minutes elapsed when Nate Burns got the go-ahead goal, unassisted, to give the Cavies the lead at 3-2.
Andrew DeNeve made five saves, while Brendon Schoen of Gillespie made nine saves.
Carlinville had a 7-6 edge in shots on goal.
Page had five shots for the Cavies, with Matt Schmidt adding four shots. Eades and Trey Gall both had two shots on goal. There were three yellow cards issued in the contest.
Carlinville 3, Greenville 0
At Greenville, Page had a hat trick and accounted for all of Carlinville’s goals in a shutout win at Greenville Monday afternoon.
The win bolstered the team’s record to 7-5 and 5-0 in the South Central Conference, tied with Pana for the lead.
Page scored early at 6:56 unassisted, and added another goal at 9:40 to make it 2-0.
It stood that way until halftime. In the second half, Tyler Martin assisted on Page’s third goal of the game at 44:54, which pushed the score to 3-0.
Page had five shots for the Cavies while Martin and T.J. Gosnel each had two shots.
DeNeve had eight saves for the Cavies to get the win in goal. Both teams had eight saves. Both teams had two corner kicks.
The Cavies were at Staunton Tuesday. Look for reports from that game on enquirerdemocrat.com.
The next home game is Saturday against Vandalia at 10 a.m.