Created on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Indian Lake’s Zach Allison works the ball past Triad’s Joe Hill during the first half of their game Monday at Indian Lake High School. Allison scored one of the Lakers’ 11 goals. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)
Indian Lake’s boys soccer team got its offense going in a hurry Monday against visiting Triad and cruised to an 11-1 non-league victory.
The Lakers are 2-0, while the Cardinals fall to 0-1.
Indian Lake’s offense was on the attack early and scored two goals in the first four minutes of the game.
“It was nice to see many of our players finish in the back of the net tonight,” said IL head coach Jon Shoffstall. “We have really been focusing on finishing the chances we get and we did an excellent job of that.”
The Lakers led 6-0 at halftime and took 18 shots on goal. Connor Davis had four goals, while Tony Carpenter, Zach Collins, Dylan Cline, Zach Allison, Tyler Rode, Zach Sparks and Xavier Coppel each had one goal.
Defensively, Elijah Knief had three saves and Rode had one. The Lakers held the Cardinals to just five shots on goal.
Devin Byrd scored the lone goal for Triad.
Indian Lake faces Lima Bath at Crew Stadium in Columbus at 1 p.m. Saturday in a non-league meeting.
“Now we must refocus and get ready for a big game on Saturday when we play Lima Bath at Crew Stadium,” said Shoffstall. “We are excited for the chance to play in a world class venue that many professionals and even the national team has played in. We know that Saturday will be a real test for us and we must continue to progress as a team.”
Triad travels to Village Academy on Thursday.
Tigers tie Hillclimbers
West Liberty-Salem’s girls soccer team tied host Urbana 0-0 in its season opener Monday in non-league action.
Defensively, April Kelley recorded five saves at goal for the Tigers.
WL-Salem plays Miami East at Crew Stadium on Saturday in another non-league contest.