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Logan goes 2 - 0
September 4, 2012North Central Conference
The Berries naturally did well at the event held during Plymouth’s Blueberry Festival.
Logansport went 2-0 on the day. The Berries (3-4), who have struggled defensively to start the season, posted two shutout wins to advance to Monday’s championship match against Kankakee Valley that will begin at noon.
Logan defeated South Bend Clay and Winamac both by 4-0 scores. Connor Kinnaman posted both shutouts in goal.
In the win over Clay, Noe Valencia broke through for Logan on a penalty kick following a hand ball. Then in the second half Ramon DeLatore, Jesus Aguilar and Ehpa Doh each scored a goal. Doh and Jose Tavares each added an assist.
Aguilar scored two more goals in the win over Winamac. Kevin Gonzalez and Aung Ko added a goal apiece.
“We struggled a little in the second game,” Logan coach Mike Turner said. “Our possession was beautiful, our finishing not so good. We had 13 shots on goal but only four goals. We had 20 other opportunities that were mi or struck wide.”
Overall the Logan coach was pleased with his squad’s play on the day, and he added, “Jesus Aguilar gets player of the day. He scored three goals on the day as a sophomore.”
Winamac opened the day with a 10-0 loss to Kankakee Valley before turning things around against Logan. The Warriors dropped to 0-5 on the season.
“The kids were impressive,” Winamac coach Mark Eber said. “They had to bounce back from a disappointing morning game. Those games take a lot out of you in the morale department, but I’m proud of how we responded.
“We still need to find a consistent offense and consistency all around, but I think we made some positive steps, not just in this game but this week in general. Kids are definitely starting to step up, and if we can get healthy, the next couple weeks could really be filled with some good games. The kids did us proud. They represented the program well [Saturday] afternoon.”