Soccer

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

From quhawks.com

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.

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