Boys’ soccer takes title defense on road


Ryan Flickinger

Junior Cameron Yeutter tangles with an MCC player Friday night.

The varsity boys’ soccer team fell to Melbourne Central Catholic 1-0 in the District 8-2A Final at MCC on Friday. As district runner-up, the defending state champion Wildcats will advance to play at Lake Highland on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Friday’s game remained scoreless until the in the fourth minute when MCC’s Daniel Er headed a shot past sophomore goalkeeper Cooper Stein, who ended the night with four saves.

“We had held on for the whole game,” Stein said. “It was four minutes on the clock and they put nearly all their players in our box and had one of their players throw the ball in from around the 18 line, the kid had a huge throw. So, everyone was just kind of cluttered trying to get the ball out of the box, but one of their players got a head on it and at this point, at a goal keeper’s point of view it’s hard to try and save these, because everything is so chaotic and sometimes it gets difficult to keep track of the ball. It all-around was frustrating and disappointing.”

Several MCC players were issued yellow cards because of their physical style of play.

“We truly didn’t play out best,” junior Cameron Yeutter said. “We could’ve played better. We had played them in the regular season and won. It really was a shame that they scored in the fourth minute in the last quarter, because there really isn’t much we can do. It had been such a close game the whole time, so with less than four minutes on the clock, it’d be nearly impossible or pure luck to get a goal in and tie it up.”

By Courtney Carter