PAGE UPDATED BY MARIA SIEVERDING AUGUST 25, 2015 at 11 A.M.
JCD Eagles, SR Raiders post victories over challenge of Milan Indians in season debuts
Milan Indians Head Soccer Coach Spencer Purdy and his Indians got a heads up on what they have working for them and some things they need to work on after their losses to Jac-Cen-Del on August 18 and to the South Ripley Raiders on August 20.
GARY FRANKLIN PHOTO
The 2015 Jac-Cen-Del Eagle Boys Soccer Team kneeling front from left includes (8) Patrick Holt, (250 Travis Miller, (18) Austin Brison, (95/23) Josh Roe, (28) Chris Douglas, (1) Trent Linville, (3) Reis Troy, (4) Tyler Huff, (10) Matthew Seals and (16) Blake Simon. In the back row standing are Head Coach Derek Jones, (13) Andrew Smith, (9) Nathan Baluyot, (14) Quentin Comer, (90/19) Adrian Peetz, (17) Blake Smith, (7) Ben Smith , (2) Allen Troy, (24) Devon Wilson, (20) Garrett Boor, (30) Maverick Dwenger, JV Coach Dustin Wagner and Team Advisor Mark Jones. Unavailable for photo were (21) Trevor Brison, (27) Carson Horan and (15) Michael Schmidt.
Eagles 7-1, Milan
The Tuesday match found hosting Jac-Cen-Del to be the dominating team as they tallied seven goals, while only allowing a single score to the visiting Milan Indians. At the halftime break, JCD held a 3-0 edge, and had already sent one player, sophomore (15) Michael Schmidt for possible stitches from a first half action on field collision injury. Resuming action in the second and final round, JCD captured another score for the 4-0 lead. Milan Indian senior Billy Love managed to pepper a shot past the Eagle’s goal keeper to earn Milan’s first score of the new season. The Eagles continued to knock on the Tribe’s door and eventually over the second period adding three more goals for a final JCD victory tally of 7-1 over Milan. Billy Love, an intricate senior member, sustained an injury, which will sideline him for several games, near the end of the match. For the tribe especially, with limited numbers, every injury becomes a costly one.
South Ripley 4-0, Milan
Without the assistance of senior key player, Billy Love, Milan faced their home season debut game against the visiting South Ripley Raiders on August 20, playing their first game of the new season, behind Head Coach Raymond Brison. The Raiders accumulated a 3-0 advantage over the first half action and found Austin Halcomb scoring on a header in the second half to claim their opener victory, 4-0, over the Tribe.