Written by Steve Ostermann
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 15:31
One breakdown cost the Cedar Grove-Belgium boys’ soccer team a shot at revenge on the road Monday.
Catching the Rockets’ defense out of position, Avery Huibregtse netted a shot early in the second half that gave host Oostburg a 1-0 win in a Central Lakeshore Conference defensive battle.
The score in the 42nd minute, assisted by Grant Meerdink, disappointed the Cedar Grove-Belgium faithful but didn’t diminish their team’s effort against a foe that beat the Rockets, 2-0, on Aug. 23.
“It was a disappointing loss for us, but we played a pretty good game,” Rockets coach Jim Schmidt said.
“Oostburg didn’t really outshoot us or outplay us, but they outhustled us.”
Cedar Grove-Belgium, which fell to 4-5 in CLC play and 4-8-1 overall, had plenty of scoring chances. The Rockets took 10 shots on goal to Oostburg’s 12, but “couldn’t put any of them away,” Schmidt said.
Other than the miscue early in the second half, the Rockets’ defense was sound, according to Schmidt. He singled out the play of defenders Derek Lopez, Josh Ruppel, Justin DeSmidt and goalkeeper Chris Uselding, who had 11 saves.
Midfielder Tyler Garcia also provided hustle and leadership, Schmidt said.
CG-Belgium 5, Ozaukee 1
Alex Romanini had two goals as the Rockets cruised to a conference win at home Sept. 16. The sophomore put his team ahead to stay in the first half and capped its scoring in the second
Also scoring for Cedar Grove-Belgium were Garcia, Adam Koepsell and Zac Garza. Garza had two assists, and Koepsell, Garcia and Romanini had one apiece.
The Rockets started their reserves and substituted liberally throughout the game against the inexperienced Warriors, who fell to 0-8 in league play and 0-11 overall.
On Sept. 14, Ozaukee lost at Kohler, 11-0.
Howards Grove 3, CG-Belgium 1
A sluggish first half cost the Rockets in a CLC home loss Sept. 14.
Howards Grove built a 3-0 lead by halftime before Cedar Grove-Belgium regrouped and played solid soccer the rest of the way, Schmidt said.
Kyle Kirst scored the Rockets’ goal in the 42nd minute with an assist from Koepsell.
Howards Grove improved to 7-0 in league play and 11-1 overall.
Cedar Grove-Belgium will continue its conference schedule this week by hosting Random Lake in a Parents Night game at 6 p.m. Thursday. The same day, Ozaukee will host Howards Grove at 4:30 p.m.
On Sept. 28, Ozaukee will host Oostburg at 4:30 p.m., and the Rockets will host Sheboygan Christian at 6 p.m.