|CBC Soccer - In the
||Own goal by opponent launches CBC to its
By Joe Lyons
CBC's Ryan Tinsley (5) and Marquette
Jesuit's Robbie Boyd battle for a bouncing ball. (Paul Kopsky/STLtoday Prep
Sports) COLLINSVILLE The CBC soccer team caught an early break Saturday,
going up 1-0 when a Marquette Jesuit defender headed the ball into his own
Goals like that can work one of two ways,'' CBC coach Terry
Michler said. "You can sit back and enjoy it or you can go out and validate it.
We got a little help, sure, but we also took advantage of it by keeping our
focus and continuing to play.''
| The Cadets struck for two more first-half goals, going
on to a solid 3-0 victory to win the championship of the Victor Arbelaez
Memorial bracket of the Gateway City Soccer Classic at the Metro United Soccer
Complex. Ranked third among Post-Dispatch large schools and coming off
pre-Classic losses to SLUH and Edwardsville, CBC improved to 14-2.
never like to lose, but I definitely think Edwardsville was good for us,'' said
senior Zach Hundelt, the MVP of the Arbelaez bracket. "That's a game we know we
let get away from us.''
The Cadets took the lead in the 11th minute
Saturday as a long ball from Alec Cochran was misplayed into the Marquette net.
Less than 4 minutes later, the lead went to 2-0 as Derek Cornell knocked in a
cross from Joe Barron. A minute or so later, the Cadets' Kyle Schraier headed
in a cross from Matt Hutchison, giving CBC the 3-0 lead.
Duncan was strong in goal for the Cadets, posting his eighth shutout of the
"We've been able to string together three good games against
quality competition,'' Michler said.
Added Hundelt: "It's great to have
a chance to compete in an event like this, competing against teams from New
York and Colorado and Milwaukee.''
Hundelt, the CBC captain, shifted
from the midfield to the backfield for Saturday's match.
where we need him, Zach is able to step up and do the job,'' Michler said.
In showcase games played Saturday night at SIU Edwardsville, Grandview
of Aurora, Colo., knocked off Providence Day of Charlotte, N.C., 2-1, while
fifth-ranked Chaminade (10-8) won 2-1 in a penalty-kick shootout over
nationally ranked Davis (Calif.), giving Chaminade coach Mike Gauvain his 400th
In Saturday's other title games, St. Thomas Aquinas of
Overland Park, Kan., won 2-1 over Springfield (Mo.) Glendale in the Taigen Rose
Finley Memorial bracket, and Reitz Memorial of Evansville, Ind., knocked off
St. Vincent-St. Mary of Akron, Ohio, 2-0 in the John Strodtman Memorial
Granite City (8-6-3) lost in the consolation game of the
Strodtman bracket, falling 2-1 to Dunlap, Ill. The Warriors, who lost 1-0 late
Friday to St. Vincent-St. Mary, rallied to beat Middleton, Wis., 2-1 Saturday
O'Fallon (7-6-3) was the other area team in the event. The
Panthers went 0-3 in the Finley bracket, losing 2-0 to Aquinas on Friday, 2-1
in penalty kicks to Quincy on Saturday morning and 3-0 to Morton, Ill., in
Saturday's seventh-place game. Jlyons@post-dispatch.com | 636-255-7205