Boys’ Soccer Prevails Over Tates Creek

On August 24, the LCA men’s soccer team took on the Tates Creek Commodores at 7:30. This was the team’s second district game of the year, and it was looking to bounce back from a 3-0 loss to Dunbar. Pre-game, the thought was to hold Creek’s scoring to a minimum, and look for clutch goals down the stretch. Senior Andrew Dobbs praised his fellow defensemen, proclaiming that they “have arguably the best back line in the city”. The Eagles went down early 2-0, and this score held until half-time. Coming out of the half, the Eagles had two quick goals by Zach Workman, 12,  and Andrew Dobbs to even scoring at 2-2. This held until the end of regulation. Over-time was the same story, as both defenses were a brick wall. Many of the players expected penalty kicks to be the deciding factor, and they were not disappointed. Penalty kicks began with a bang, as senior Goalie Conner Maggard saved the first shot. Zach Workman stepped up to the ball, and sunk his shot into the back of the net, putting the eagles up 1. Both teams traded scores, but the pivotal moment was Conner’s save on Tates Creeks 4h penalty kick; holding the Eagles lead and giving Junior Ryan Haas a chance to send Creek home. He lined up for his shot, and with a little bit of misdirection, he found the back of the net. When asked about his clutch shot, Ryan said that he was “just happy to help the team win”, and he as well as his teammates were “excited to put another one in the win column”. Senior Goalie Conner Maggard was ecstatic about the Eagles win. When asked about his performance post- game, he said “I was very happy with the way I played. This was my first time taking penalty kicks, and I am relieved that my preparation showed on the field tonight.”