Martin nets game-winner; North Mac game called early
After allowing a game-tying goal with less than two minutes left in regulation, Carlinville had an immediate answer Thursday at East Alton-Wood River.
Off the kickoff following an East Alton-Wood River goal with 1:25 left tying the match 1-1, Koltan Page dribbled the ball to the corner and crossed for a game-winning goal by Tyler Martin with 1:13 left in the match.
It was scoreless at halftime, but Adin Fleischer scored at 47:06 off a cross from Landon Eades to give Carlinville (10-6) a 1-0 lead.
It stood that way until the frantic last two minutes of the game.
North Mac 3, Carlinville 1
In Saturday’s physical contest with North Mac, the Cavaliers tied the game early but then two goals by the Panthers put them ahead 3-1.
Landon Eades tied the game 1-1 with a goal moments after North Mac had a 1-0 lead.
The game unfortunately had to be called off with around 15 minutes remaining after a physical altercation involving two players, one from each side.
Two unnamed players, one on each team, got tangled up and punches ended up being thrown, according to reports.
Coaches, referees and CHS athletic director Darrin DeNeve entered the field to calm the situation, which lasted around 20 seconds. But the game was called at that point.
“The game was called and everyone went home without further incident,” DeNeve said. “It was an unfortunate situation, but it was handled quickly by the referees, the coaches and myself.”
Williamsville 5, Carlinville 0
At Williamsville, the Bullets improved to 15-5-1, while Carlinville slipped to 10-8 on the season.
It was a 1-0 game at half until a four-goal second half led Williamsville to victory. Levi Slater had three goals and Brandon Bunger had two goals and an assist. Williamsville outshot Carlinville 12-1.
Staunton 7, Vandalia 1
At Staunton, the Bulldogs scored all seven goals in the first half to overwhelm Vandalia on Thursday.
Brent Kinder scored two goals for Staunton (5-9, 3-4 SCC).
North Mac 6, Calvary 0
At Virden, Dagan Biven scored four goals, and Brandon Gonzales and Logan York added second half goals as North Mac beat Calvary Thursday.
The Panthers (9-5-2) led 2-0 at the half.