Following a heartbreaking loss to Chillicothe on Tuesday, the Maryville Spoofhound boys soccer team came out strong against the Lafayette Fighting Irish on Thursday. The Spoofhounds defeated the Irish 5 – 1 in St. Joseph.
“The boy’s really passed the ball well, causing Lafayette many mis-matches that we did take advantage of. All the boy’s played exceptionally, some of which is due to the fact that they had fresh legs from an easy day of practice, some due to their mental strength” said Coach Stuart Collins
The Hounds were on the board in the first 6 minutes with an unassisted goal by junior Danner Jacobsen. With one second left in the half, sophomore Zach Brod put the Hounds up 2 – 0 with anorther unassisted goal.
Maryville continued their strong showing at the beginning of the second half with a goal in the first 40 seconds by junior Mitchell Worthington, assisted by senior Michael Filips. 12 minutes later, the Fighting Irish were on the board for the first and only time of the night with a goal by Luis Guerrero, assisted by Zach Rich.
The Hounds answered with two more points in the half. Senior Mason Schafer scored in the 76th minute. He was assisted by junior Cody Hermelink. The final goal was the work of two sophomores. Joe Suchan recorded the point with an assist by Zach Brod in the 78th minute.
Maryville sophomore goalie Michael Holley had one save in the first half. Senior goalie Ethan Calfee saw little action in the second half with no saves. Lafayette goalkeeper Josh Moser had 12 saves.
The JV boys followed the Varsity team with another win during half a game. Spoofhound freshman Josh Barmann scored 20 minutes into the 40 minute game. Sophomore Joe Suchan scored about 3 minutes later.
Thursday’s varsity win followed a 7-1 loss to the Chillicothe Hornets in Chillicothe. The Hornets took 30 shots on goal to Maryville’s 14.
Senior Goalie, Ethan Calfee had 7 saves in the first half.
Sophomore goalie Michael Holley had 5 saves in the second half. The Hounds got on the board in the 65th minute when junior Danner Jacobsen found fellow junior Mitchell Worthington for the Hounds’ only score of the game.
Maryville is now 10-11. They are hoping to finish the year with a winning season with two games left in regular play. They face the Savages Monday at 5:00 in Savannah. On Wednesday at 4:00, the Spoofhounds travel to Cameron to face the Dragons.