EVANSVILLE, IND. – The Mt. Carmel soccer Aces got back on the winning track in a big way on Friday night. They shut out Evansville Day, 8-0, to snap a two-game losing streak.
“After these last two really tough games, we were hoping to come out a little stronger to start in this one,“ said Aces coach Ed Berberich, in reference to recent Big 8 Conference losses to Washington and Jasper.
After scoring their first goal in the sixth minute then waiting another 20 for the second, the Aces ripped off the next three in relative short order to grab a 5-0 lead by halftime. Beau Stipp scored the first two goals before Rayce Loudermilk put two in the net in a two-minute span, followed shortly by Britton Heinrich’s first tally in the 32nd minute. Assists in the first half came from Loudermilk (2), Stipp and Ethan Belt.
Jarrett West scored three minutes into the second half on an assist from Stipp, followed quickly by Adam Stoneberger scoring two minutes later. Jack Deisher put away the final Aces score with a goal in the 50th minute of play.
Berberich wasn’t always pleased with what he saw. “The game eventually saw a lot of goals from us, but we were fairly sloppy in our play for most of it, especially in the first half,” he said. “We really didn't show enough movement off the ball, or positional awareness for large swaths of the match.”
Mt. Carmel (6-3, 0-3 in Big 8) hosts Boonville (6-4-1, 0-3) on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on the WVC pitch.
“We've got the talent to do some good stuff out there so if we can keep working on putting the whole package together for 80 minutes at a time, in being more disciplined positionally and being more active as a team without the ball, then we really like the potential we have,” Berberich said.