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​ ‘Into the finals:’ STLCC defeats Crowder

Posted on 16 November 2016 by Ian Schrauth

STLCC defeats Crowder

 

By: Caroline Frank
Staff Writer

 

Dozens of spectators came to St. Louis Community College — Meramec on Saturday, Oct. 29, to watch the men’s soccer game between the Meramec Archers and the Roughriders from Crowder College.

Sunny and 82 degrees, the weather had fans sitting in the shade and scorekeepers underneath tents. Music played as the men warmed up and people led into the bleachers.

The starting lineup from each team stood alongside the referees in the middle of the field for the announcement of the game, national anthem, and introduction of players. The opponents proceeded to st-pump each other before the start of the match.

Within the first five minutes of the game, number 14 on the home team Dion Lewis-Kirwan scored a goal, and all the Archers congregated on their side of the field to congratulate him.

Minutes later, a player from Crowder College kicked the ball past the opponent goalie’s hands, tying up the score 1-1.screen-shot-2016-11-16-at-11-40-09-am

“It was intense pretty much the whole time,” Meramec student Hope Beckerle said.

Throughout the game, the referees called multiple penalties on both teams.

“We should act professional in front of our fans and spectators watching,” Connor Summerhill, a player for the Archers, said.

Further into the first half, number 4, Harrison Weeks of the

Archers, scored after a throw in bounds by his teammate. This pulled the Archers ahead, who were now in the lead by one goal.

“My favorite part of the game was when I scored,” Weeks said. At half-time, players retreated to their benches.
Head Coach of the Archers

Tim Mosby said the team could do better by letting in no goals, scoring more and limiting fouls.

The second half began, and there were multiple injuries as the aggression between teams escalated.

During the second half Chidera Ude, number 10 of the Archers, scored after some great passing to give the team a 3-1 lead. The Archers stayed strong and kept this lead until the end.

The final score was 3-1 when the ref blew the whistle, signaling the end of the game.

“It was exciting to see [The Archers] continue their undefeated streak and win regionals,” Beckerle said.

People from the crowd cheered for the Archers as the players swarmed to the middle of the field to celebrate the victory.

“We finished scoring chances and shut down their best player,” Mosby said. “We played well offensively and defensively.”

The players put on their championship t-shirts, huddled for a cheer, received their plaque and posed for pictures.

“I think we did pretty well. I still don’t think we’ve played our best game yet,” Archers player Michael York said. “Hopefully we continue to play and hit our peak into the finals.”

 

 

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