MCHS Boy’s Soccer - vs PinckneyvilLe

The Soccer Aces traveled to Pinckneyville for a rematch with the Panthers Tuesday night, taking a 4-0 lead in the 1st half and winning 5-0 to continue their hot start to the season. Britton Heinrich gave the Aces the quick lead 5 minutes in, scoring on an assist from Rayce Loudermilk. Checco Terna scored the Aces’ 2nd goal in the 15th minute, assisted by Iacopo Clementi. Beau Stipp scored 1 minute later from an assist by Loudermilk. Ethan Belt completed the 1st half scoring in the 26th minute, assisted by Eli Bertram. Loudermilk scored the Aces’ 5th and final goal just after the start of the 2nd half on an assist from Checco. The Aces took 22 shots, 19 on frame, created 12 chances, took 3 corners, and had 6 interceptions. The Panthers took 2 shots, both off frame and took 1 corner.

After having just faced these guys Saturday, we did a better job of dealing with their playing style, however we want to play with more intensity as we looked a little flat in the start to this one. So that’s something we’ll need to clean up moving forward. Towards the end of the 1st half & into the 2nd half we did a bit better at moving to the ball defensively & moving without the ball offensively, but we really don’t want to start waiting to do those things. We need to base everything off our effort in attacking the ball on defense and then moving without the ball well so we can be more dangerous in our attack offensively. If we’re doing those things, we’ve got the ability to be pretty good.

The Aces now stand at 5-0 on the season and host Harrisburg this Thursday for their first home game of the year. The varsity match will be followed by the 1st JV match of the season.