Mount Carmel soccer continue undefeated start with victory over Harrisburg
HARRISBURG -- Continuing their undefeated start to the season, Mount Carmel’s soccer team took to the road again, this time defeating Harrisburg 7-0 on Thursday (Aug. 30)
The game marked the Aces’ first since the St. Anthony Invitiational -- they did not miss a beat.
Picking right back up where they left off, they scored in just the 5th minute, sophomore Brady Decker scoring on an assist by sophomore Beau Stipp, grabbing an early 1-0 lead. In the 9th minute sophomore Rayce Loudermilk scored a goal, assisted by sophomore Ethan Belt, increasing the margin to 2-0.
Their offensive burst continued in the first half, Belt scoring just a minute later and Stipp scoring three goals between the 16th and 26th minutes, completing a first-half hat trick and giving Mt. Carmel a commanding 6-0 halftime lead.
Mt. Carmel coach Ed Berberich was impressed with his team’s aggressiveness to open the game, giving the team more flexibility in their decisions with the quick lead according to coach Berberich.
Senior Kaleb Johnson tacked on another insurance goal two minutes into the second half, increasing the margin to 7-0, the score that would prove to be the final.
The Aces dominated the pace of play, taking 29 shots, 15 on the goal and created 12 additional scoring chances. Sophomore goalie Tye Kanipe had just two saves, as the Aces limited Harrisburg to just one shot on the goal.
There is still much to work on according to coach Ed Berberich, as the Aces finished and shot very sloppy in the game -- also kicking the ball upfield to pass, as coach Berberich explained they will not be able to do against superior competition. He’s interested to see how his young team performs in the next upcoming stretch of games against good teams.
On a negative note, freshman Reese Linson suffered an injury in the game, they are unsure the severity of the injury, but other players have to step up in his absence according to coach Berberich.