Cougars compile best season soccer record ever
Carroll's soccer team finished its best regular season ever with a win at Western Boone on Saturday.
About eight minutes into the game, Western Boone got the first goal for the early 1-0 lead. Chase Meade answered with a goal for the Cougars with an assist going to Sam Parker. The game went back and forth with neither team able to convert. Halftime score was 1-1.
Less than a minute into the second half, Meade had one of his best goals of the year. He took the ball from the corner right up the end line and into the goal, dribbling through three to four players before beating the goalie. Justin Moffitt finished off Carroll's scoring with a shot into the side net from about 35 yards out after taking a pass from Michael Myer. The Cougars now had a 3-1 lead.
Western Boone scored a final goal with 13 seconds on the clock but the Cougars still claimed the 3-2 win. The win gives the Cougars a final regular season record of 13-3 as they head into the Logansport Sectional on Thursday against Northwestern.
In a game Sept. 27 against Rensselaer, the Cougars defeated the Bombers in a close contest. Carroll got on the board first with a goal less than two minutes into the game on a long shot by Meade that made its way over the goalie's head. Rensselaer responded with two goals within a 3-minute period and took a 2-1 lead just 7 minutes into the game. Meade got another goal with about 20 minutes to go in the first half after taking a Blake Seward pass and shooting the ball into the far side net. The game stayed knotted at 2 the rest of the half and for the first 39 plus minutes of the second half. With just 10 seconds left in the game, Meade was able to create enough space to put a 35-yard shot over the goalie and into the back of the net to give the Cougars a 3-2 win. Cody Abdon had 2 saves for the Cougars while Seward had 5 after replacing an injured Abdon.
On Sept. 25, the Cougar team defeated Delphi 3-0 at home. Senior Kiel Lester got things going for the Cougars with a goal eight minutes into the game after a give-and-go with fellow senior Meade. With about 18 minutes to go in the half Meade got a goal of his own on a direct kick for Carroll to give the Cougars a 2-0 lead into the half. After a time of recognition for the seniors, Meade finished off the scoring with a cross by Seward.
Codey Meade and Jeremy Hayes each had 2 saves for the Cougars and John Elston and Kendall Baker combined for 11 saves for Delphi. Carroll outshot Delphi 29-12.