Boys Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Boys and Girls Soccer Both Advance in City

Sophomore Aliah Minaya. Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.

The Boys and Girls Soccer teams both won on Saturday to advance in the City Soccer Tournament, both moving into Monday’s semifinals.

The Girls team (8-6-1) was not seeded in the top four in this year’s City Tournament, and was drawn to face George Washington CHS in the first round yesterday morning at Cardinal Ritter HS.  The Lady Warriors made short work of the Lady Continentals, scoring five times in the first half on their way to a 7-0 win.  Covenant got two goals each from Juniors Makaleigh Jordan and Lizzy Midla, and three solo goals from Juniors Alex David, Avery Price, and Freshman Caroline Carr.  The win advanced CCHS to the quarterfinals to face #4 seed rival Cardinal Ritter HS. Ritter had defeated Covenant 2-1 earlier this season in a very physical battle.  CCHS defeated the Lady Raiders 2-0.  Sophomore goalkeeper Aliah Minaya made seven saves to pick up the shutout, while Jordan and David each tallied goals in the win.  Covenant will now move on to face #1 seed Cathedral HS, who drew a bye in the first two rounds, in the semifinals on Monday at Heritage Christian at 5:00 pm.  In other Girls Soccer City action, #2 seed Bishop Chatard HS defeated Herron HS 8-0, while #3 seed Heritage Christian downed Scecina Memorial HS 5-0.  Chatard will face HCS in the other semifinal on Monday at HCS at 7:00 pm.  Click here for the updated Girls Soccer City Tournament bracket.

Senior Jacob Susud. Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.

The CCHS Boys Soccer team (5-7), seeded #4 in this year’s bracket, had to hold their breath a bit, but defeated Scecina Memorial HS 5-4 in a shootout.  The game, which pitted the Class 1A #7 ranked Crusaders versus the Class 1A #12 ranked Warriors, was knotted 0-0 after regulation and two overtimes.  CCHS controlled much of the pace of the game, but could not find the net. CCHS outshot SMHS 19-7 overall, and 8-3 of shots on frame.  In the shootout, five Warriors, Seniors Maclain Hastings, Gabe Byrd, Noah Martin, Braden Havics, and Junior Will Trapp all found the net.  SMHS kept pace through the first four shooters, but Senior goalkeeper Jacob Susud made a diving stop to his left to deny the final Crusader shooter and seal the win.  CCHS will move on to face #1 seed Cathedral HS in the semifinals on Monday at Bishop Chatard HS at 5:00 pm.  Cathedral defeated George Washington CHS 3-0 in their quarterfinal matchup.  The Irish scored two quick first half goals against the Warriors early in the regular season to defeat Covenant 2-0 on August 28th.  This also sets up a rematch of last year’s City semifinals when the Irish would defeat CCHS 2-1 in overtime.  It will also mark the tenth time in the last twelve seasons that the Warriors have hooked up with the Irish in the City Tournament.  In other Boys City play, Heritage Christian defeated Bishop Chatard 4-1.  Chatard had defeated C.A. Tindley earlier in the day 9-0.  Shortridge HS defeated Crispus Attucks 4-0 in their first round match to move on to face #2 seed Cardinal Ritter HS in the quarterfinals.  CRHS defeated Shortridge .  HCS and Ritter will face off in Monday’s other semifinal at BCHS at 7:00 pm.  Click here for an updated Boys Soccer City Tournament bracket.