Aces blank Rams, improve to 5-1

By Ed Berberich

MOUNT VERNON, ILL. -- The Aces hit the road again to play another Mt Vernon, the Illinois version this time, winning the match 3-0. Britton Heinrich scored the game's first goal 3 minutes in, assisted by Rayce Loudermilk. The rest of the first half saw no more goals though, ending at 1-0. Loudermilk and Heinrich would combine again, with Loudermilk giving the Aces a little breathing room, scoring with 20 minutes left on an assist by Heinrich. The pair would work together once again to add the Aces' 3rd goal in the 66th minute when Loudermilk scored his 2nd goal, again assisted by Heinrich. The Aces took 20 shots, 12 on goal, took 3 corner kicks & created 16 additional scoring chances. The Rams took 15 shots, 8 on goal, and took 4 corner kicks.

Soccer Aces win Big 8 opener

From Ed Berberich
The soccer Aces opened up conference play with a road win against Mt Vernon, winning 3 - 2, on the strength of a hat trick by Beau Stipp. The Aces started off the scoring in the 9th minute when Beau scored on an assist from Britton Heinrich. Mt Vernon tied the game up in the 32nd minute, for a 1 - 1 score at the half. Mt Vernon then struck quickly in the 2nd half, taking a 2 - 1 lead just 2 minutes after the restart. Beau tied the game up with a goal in the 59th minute, assisted by Brady Decker. The game remained tied until Beau scored on a corner kick with 1 and a half minutes remaining to take the lead back for the Aces for good at 3 - 2. The Aces took 7 shots, 5 corners, and created 5 additional scoring chances. Mt Vernon took 20 shots, 10 on frame, and took 4 corners.

Aces, Tigers 'friendly' for now

MOUNT CARMEL — It was just a friendly between Mount Carmel and Princeton Tuesday, a pre-season exhibition soccer game designed as a fundraiser for the Golden Aces travel expenses for the season ahead.
Mt. Carmel looked impressive at times in a 4-0 victory before a large crowd at the Wabash Valley College field.
The next time these two rivals meet, in a Big 8 Conference matchup Oct. 1 at WVC, it won’t be so friendly. The game will count in the league standings.
“The main goal isn’t to win games at this stage, but we want the kids to play like that,” said Mount Carmel coach Ed Berberich. “The coaches are trying to see where we’re at. A win or loss won’t necessarily tell you that.”

Quincy bows out in semifinals


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Mt. Carmel's Pete Condol and the Quincy University men's soccer team saw their season fall short of its ultimate goal, losing to No. 3 Lynn, 4-1, in the NCAA Division II Tournament semifinal on Thursday at Owsley B. Frazier Stadium at Bellarmine University.
The 5th-ranked Hawks (21-2-2) were the first Quincy team to advance to the NCAA DII semifinal.
"It's always disappointing to not advance in the tournament," said third-year Quincy head coach Mike Carpenter. "But I'm also extremely proud. I couldn't be prouder of the way our team played all year and the way they came back two goals down."
The Hawks also set the school record with 21 wins this season and played an exciting brand of offensive and defensive soccer that Quincy fans could latch onto.
"Putting Quincy back on the national map – that's what we can take from it," said Steve McAnany , senior midfielder and captain. "We showed the young guys what it takes to get this far."

Aces beat Princeton on penalty kicks

PRINCETON, Ind. – The Mt. Carmel soccer boys saved their best for last in Big 8 Conference play.

Monday, the Aces recorded their first league win in the Big 8 finale, beating Princeton on penalty kicks after finishing regulation and overtime in a 1-1 tie.

Mt. Vernon blanks Aces

MT. CARMEL - A rebound off the post in the 30th minute provided Mt. Vernon, Ind. with all the scoring it would need in a 1-0 Big 8 Conference soccer victory over Mt. Carmel Tuesday at Wabash Valley College.
Aces coach Ed Berberich said “neither team was able to get off many shots as this game was played mostly in the midfield area.
“Our defense in the back line, and Alex Stoneberger in goal, were pretty good, but offensively we weren’t very patient with the ball when entering the attacking third, and we made many play-killing decisions, often giving the ball up to Mt. Vernon with careless passes before we were able to get off a shot.”
The Aces did begin to push offensively in the final 10 minutes as they attempted to get the equalizing goal, Berberich said.
Mt. Carmel (1-5-2) played at Mt. Vernon, Ill. Thursday night.

Tye Kanipe named to all-division soccer team

MT. CARMEL - Tye Kanipe has already been named to one all-star team this summer, playing on Mt. Carmel’s 11-year-old baseball team.
He can now add soccer to his all-star honors.
Kanipe, the son of Zach and Ashley Kanipe and grandson of Kim and Shelley Richardson of Mt. Carmel and Steve and Susie Bender of Henderson, Ky., was selected to the U11 All-Division soccer team for his play in the Indiana Soccer League’s spring season.

Jr. Aces soccer tryouts Monday

Tryouts for the Mt. Carmel Jr. High soccer team are coming up soon.
They will be held Monday from 5-7 p.m. at the Wabash Valley College soccer field. All boys and girls in grades 6, 7 and 8 are eligible to play.
Shin guards are required. Cleats and a drink are recommended. Season information will be available at the event.
If you have any questions please contact Aaron Loudermilk at 618-240 0675.

Soccer Aces win 1st game in regionals

Ed Berberich’s first year as Mt. Carmel soccer coach has been a long one, with a very young team learning a new system.

After a winless regular season, the Aces picked up their first win when it counts most - in the state tournament series.

Slow start costs soccer Aces

OLNEY, Ill. - Aces soccer coach Ed Berberich was worried about what he saw in pre-game drills before Tuesday’s game.

“We didn’t appear to have much energy. and sure enough, that carried over into the game,” Berberich said.

Olney scored three first-half goals - including a back-breaker 10 seconds before intermission - and rolled to a 5-1 win in non-conference play.


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