2009-10-18 / Sports

Chesaning kickers pummel Mt. Morris 7-2; Hemlock, 8-1

Midfield essential as Tribe ends season in a no loss week to finish 6-8 in TVC

The Tribe dominated the field for two wins early this week, overpowering Mt. Morris on Monday with a 39-5 shot advantage before pummeling the Hemlock keeper with 20 shots to the Huskies’ 11 Tuesday. The Tribe faced Lake Fenton with a 0-0 tie to end the Indians regular season at 7-10-1, in the fifth place TVC slot with a 6-8 league record.

“For both the Mt. Morris and Hemlock games, I felt that our midfield play made a big difference and allowed us to control both games,” said coach Dan Lucas.

The Indians ended Monday’s match at a convincing 7-2 victory over the Panthers. Brandon Aldridge opened the scoring for the Indians just three minutes into the match on an unassisted goal. Aldridge took the ball back to the net just four minutes later for a second tally, assisted by Christian Schubert. JJ Tatroe passed to Ryan Schroeder for a goal in minute 12 before Tatroe took an unassisted tally at minute 17. Schubert added tally number five, assisted by Aldridge, before the teams went into the half.

Chesaning emerged into the second half when Alex Flanagan delivered the ball to Tatroe for a goal in the 52nd minute. Mt. Morris put up a tally before DJ Mort scored the Tribe’s last goal, assisted by Andy Kovach. The Panthers added a second tally two minutes before the final whistle, putting the match at 7-2.

Jacob Gordon was in the net for the Tribe, recording three saves.

The Huskies kept the Indian defense a little busier Tuesday as Hemlock managed 11 shots to Chesaning’s 20 for the 8-1 Tribe win.

Schroeder opened up the scoreboard with an assist from Tatroe in minute seven. Tatroe took a tally of his own in minute 16, assisted by Alex Shepherd. Aldridge took an Alex Flanagan assist to put in the final tally before the half, making the score 3-0.

The tribe secured four more goals before the last minute of game time, as Tatroe and Gordon each added one and Mort added two tallies to the board. The defense held the Huskies until the last minute, when Hemlock managed their only goal of the game. Tatroe retaliated by finishing off a hat trick with his third game goal, with 32.1 seconds left on the clock. Mort recorded the assist.

Senior keeper Kyle Hoover returned to tend the goal for the Tribe, recording ten saves.

The Tribe moved into the last game of the regular season Thursday against Lake Fenton, where the game ended knotted at 0-0.

Hoover recorded the shutout in the net for the Indians, recording ten saves. The Blue Devils out shot the Indians ten to eight.

“The play was very tough through the midfield with neither team allowing the other any good scoring opportunities,” Lucas said.

The week’s matches finished off the Tribes Tri-Valley Conference schedule at 6-8, in fifth place. The Indians overall record stands at 7-10-1.

The Tribe will face Birch Run at home beginning at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20 for the first round of district play.

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