The Versailles Republican Sports

August 18, 2011

JCD Eagles open 2011
soccer season with 2-0
win over visiting Milan

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

On Tuesday evening, August 16, with only a couple weeks to prepare for the season (not knowing if they were going to be allowed to have a team or not) the Milan Indians, behind coach Kevin Walter, fared pretty well in their first contest of the 2011 season against the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles coached by Mark Jones.

The final score found JCD the victor, 2-0, with junior Alex Brison the benefactor of delivering both goals for the Eagles.

Brison scored his first goal on a corner kick, expertly delivered to enter the net directly behind Indian goalie Logan Karsteter with 4:49 remaining in the first 40 minutes action.

The second and only other goal scored during the remainder of the game came at 15:28 in the second half with Brison delivering a bell ringer into the center of the net just over the outstretched arms of Indian goalie Karsteter.

At game's end, both coaches found satisfaction in their team's efforts with room for improvement as the season unfolds. Indian senior and team leader Nick Walter lost some valuable playing time in the second half of action with leg cramping. His advice to all players at the end of the game was to "get a drink at every break during the school day to stay hydrated", as his cramps were likely due to dehydration.

Game time temperatures varied from high 70's to mid 80's with slight cloud cover ocassionally and a hit/miss breeze. Unlike many days this summer, it was a beautiful day for soccer.

The Eagles now become the ORVC target as a first place contender at 1-0 on the season. They will face Franklin County on Thursday, August 18, at JCDHS, with a 5 p.m. varsity game start.

The Milan Indians will next face battle at Seton Catholic High School with a 5 p.m. start on Monday, August 22.