Mascoutah remains undefeated
Mascoutah does not disappoint, ending overtime with Jersey on a header. The Indians improve their overall record to 8-0 and are 1-0 in conference. This is Jersey’s first loss of the season and in conference, and they are now 4-1. Mascoutah is now placed second in the Mississippi Valley Conference underneath Highland (2-4 overall, 1-1 conference).
Scoring began for both teams in the second half when they tied 4-4. Jersey scored in the first overtime but Mascoutah answered back with two in the second overtime.
Christian Gonzalez and Malik Wilkes lead the Indians with two goals each. Wilkes also lead in assists with two with Sam Schiller. Kyle Frerker and Schiller each had one goal. Michael McKinley and Shamon Seals each had one assist. Austin Herifod played 100 minutes in goal for the Indians, picking up the win with a .688 save percentage.
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Top scorers for the Panthers were Wyatt Freand and Andrew Kribs with two a piece. David Rogers rounded it out, scoring with one goal. Isaac Hausman led with two assists while Gavin McGuire, Rogers, and Alan Wendell each had one assist. Goalkeeper Coby Gibson played the full 100 minutes into overtime. He picks up the loss, letting six of 12 Indian goals through.
The Indians play conference foe Waterloo (3-5) on Sept. 7 at 4:15 p.m. While the Panthers takes a break from conference play against Father McGivney (5-3) on Sept. 7 at 4:30 p.m.
Belleville East tops Alton 3-1
Belleville East started and finished the game against Alton. Scoring twice in the first half and then again in the second, East ended the game 3-1 in their favor.
Eric Mukiza, goalkeeper for East, played the full 80 minutes and gained a win with a .833 save percentage.
Owen Trudt just missed a hat trick with two goals for four points. Tyler Lane had one goal and Devin Chambers and Eli Mclinton each had an assist.
Belleville East (5-4) faces Marquette () on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. Alton (4-1-1) plays Althoff (2-3-1) at O’Fallon Park on Sept. 6 at 5 p.m.
West downs Granite City 2-0
James Weigers leads the Maroons to a 2-0 shutout against Granite City as he picks up a solo shutout, his first of the season.
Belleville West (5-2-1 overall, 1-1 conference) did not start scoring until the second half. Garrett Bass, who has scored in the past seven games, scored once along with Easton Jaromin. Dylan Firestone had the lone assist for the Maroons.
West next plays Triad (3-5) in a nonconference game Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. Granite City (0-6) will play for their first win against Columbia (7-0-1) on Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Gibault tops rival Mater Dei 2-0
In a two goal game Gibault (4-2-2) shutout of the Mater Dei Knights (5-4). Scoring once in the first half and again in the second for insurance were Karson Huels and Logan Doerr for the Hawks.
Both teams face nonconference games as the Knights will play Alton (4-1-1) on Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. while the Gibault faces Edwardsville (4-0-2) Sept. 6 at 5 p.m.
Collinsville defeats O’Fallon in SWC game
The game started as a 1-0 lead for O’Fallon until three unanswered goals tipped the game in Collinsville’s favor. Collinsville is now one step closer to first place in the Southwestern Conference with a 2-0 record in the league. They are one win behind tying Edwardsville for the top spot. On the flip side, O’Fallon is now 0-2 in league play with losses to Collinsville and Edwardsville.
Goals for the Kahoks came from Logan Whitehead, Julian Cardenas and Ethan Wilhold. Luke Liljegren lead with two assists and Trey Simpson had one.
O’Fallon looks for its first Southwestern Conference win of the season when it travels to Alton (4-1-1 overall, 1-0 conference) on Sept. 7 at 4:30 p.m. Collinsville plays a nonconference game at Highland (2-4) on Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Columbia dominates Central
The Columbia Eagles continue their winning streak to five as they take down the Central Cougars 7-0. The Eagles (7-0-1) scored twice in the first half then unleashed their power with five in the second half.
While Central (4-2) did not score, they did have a goalie change from Hunter Vetter to Trent Holtgrave. Vetter still picked up the loss but finished the game with a .714 save percentage.
Central travels to Salem (2-3) on Sept. 7 at 4:15 p.m. for their next game. Columbia faces Granite City (0-6) in a nonconference game Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Triad’s big start propels them over Highland
The Triad Knights (3-5 overall, 1-0 conference) scored all three of their goals when they defeated the Highland Bulldogs (2-4 overall, 1-1 conference) 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Jaden Deatherage led Triad in points with three total from one goal and one assist. Colton Clark and Zach Kraabel each scored and Grant Keller had an assist. Goalkeeper Reiss Naylor picked up his first win. With 80 minutes in goal he made seven saves out of eight.
Evan Herman scored Highland’s lone goal on an assist from Drake Gehrs. Riley Fields tallied a loss for the Bulldogs. He spent 80 minutes in goal and ended with a .727 save percentage.
Triad and Highland will travel for nonconference games against Southwestern Conference teams Sept. 7. Triad starts at 5 p.m. against Belleville West (4-2-1) and Highland faces Collinsville (4-4) at 6:30 p.m.