It was heated a heated inner county boys soccer matchup on Tuesday night in Centerville, Indiana. Both of these teams were hungry for a win in this. Defense was the key for both teams here in this one. The Bulldogs and Cardinals both needed big games from their goalkeepers (Seton – Nolan Burkhardt & Centerville – Ethan Bain). Both men have had their promising showing this season, but in the early Sectional Championship preview, they were needed most.
Seton got things started first with Ryan Murray scoring the Cardinals goal. This goal helped the Cardinals settle in some, and most importantly playing with the lead from here on out in the second half. Centerville struggled offensively to find an answer as they could just not get one past Seton’s Nolan Burkhardt. The Bulldogs defense stepped up in the second half as well, playing tough and physical to keep the lead to only one.
Centerville found their offense in the final two minutes when Jake Erbse kicked and deflected a ball off multiple Cardinals and Bulldogs which found its way to the back of the net. Centerville would not stop here as they again threatened again in the final seconds, but fortunately for the Cardinals the shot was off line keeping it a 1-1 draw.
Both teams felt frustrated after the game as they both felt they could have done things better. However, both liked the pace they are on, and willing to accept the outcome as these two teams could very easily meet again in the most important of the year in October when it is Sectional time.
Centerville falls to 0-1-2 on the year as they still search for their first win. They will take on Connersville on the road Thursday night. Seton Catholic falls to 2-1-1 on the year and will host Providence Cristo Rey on Friday night on homecoming for the Cardinals.