Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · EC loses to Cov. Cath.

The East Central Men’s Soccer team traveled to Covington to take on defending Kentucky state champs Covington Catholic Colonels. The Colonels struck quick in the first 10 minutes. At the 35:33 mark the Colonels put away their first goal. Then three minutes later at the 32:16 mark they were the recipient of an EC own goal on a missed clear to make it 2-0 in favor of the Colonels.  The game proceeded to be a back and forth contest when the Trojans regained their footing. Then with 10′ to play in the first half a VERY questionable call was made and the Trojans had to play a man down for the rest of the contest. For some teams this may be the beginning of the end, but not for the Trojans! With 2:15 left in the first half Nate Weiss passed the ball to Mason Volker who buried it into the net! The Trojans went into the half only down 1 goal. The second half started and the Colonels scored at the 35:16 mark on a ball that had deflected off a player and just so happened to find the opposite corner. This did not waiver the Trojans as they began to have the run of play in the second half. With opportunities the Trojans still could not find that second goal early. The Colonels scored at 5:43 to put them up 4-1. Shortly after at 4:16 the Trojans finally received a call on the field and were given a free kick. Mason Volker stepped up and hit a firecracker to put the Trojans within 2. Just so happens the score would stay 4-2 in favor of the Colonels. ” I couldn’t be more proud of the boys and how they responded to the adversity that showed itself. To play a man down against the defending Kentucky state champs and a very good side is tough. In that situation though is when we scored our 2 goals and had our best run of play. The Colonels are a very skilled program and play the ball very fast on their turf. They had us on our heels at first but I feel we regained some of that footing back and played well. Every one of our kids left everything they had out there and I am proud of these boys! The boys represented their team, school and community very well today.  I believe  our team brought back the work ethic and pride in themselves that East Central soccer is all about. They played for and gave all they had for their teammates, and I am very proud of that.  Also to the Covington Catholic fans, thank you for your kind words about the game and our kids.” – Coach Black