Coach Hurley Checks in with Moeller Soccer Update
September 9, 2012Cincinnati Moeller High School
From Head Coach Randy Hurley:
The varsity soccer team defeated the defending Div 2 Indiana state champions Canterbury School from Ft.Wayne, Indiana on Saturday afternoon 2-1 in a hard fought Great Midwest Classic match held in Indianapolis.
The Cavaliers struck early with a goal by Britt Watts in the first minute play to take a 1-0 lead. However, despite being under heavy pressure keeper Grady Beerck and the defensive back three held strong and the Crusaders leveled the match at 1-1 with a goal by senior Dan Marchionda off of a clever pass from junior midfielder Henry Myers at the 16 minute mark. Canterbury continued to control possession but couldn't finish when Moeller struck again with a counter attack goal once again by Marchionda in the 22nd minute. Marchionda took the initial shot which was deflected by the Canterbury goalkeeper but Marchionda would not be denied as he won the ball back and this time stuck it in the old onion bag for his team leading 4th goal of the season.
The Crusaders first game versus Downers Grove South (IL) was suspended after 36 minutes due to lightning with Moeller trailing 1-0.
Moeller's next varsity match is Thursday against the #2 state ranked Centerville Elks @Schuler Park followed by Indiana state powerhouse North Central at the Faust AC.
Moeller's record now stands at 3-2-1