The Silver Knight boys soccer team at Tyler Consolidated saw both highs and lows this week as the team handed the loss to the Magnolia Blue Eagles early on but met defeat for the first time this season to Steubenville on Saturday.
Hosting Magnolia at Burgbacher Field on Aug. 27, the Silver Knights took little time in scoring and taking the edge in the game. Before it was all said and done, the Silver posted seven goals to shut out the Blue Eagles.
"Magnolia had some kids with speed," said Knight Head Coach Scott Wall. "They didn't play bad at all. We were sloppy at times, but finally got our feet under us and played like we can."
The Knights put four points on the scoreboard in the first 40 minutes with senior Matthew Goudy finding the back of the net; Austin Souders adding a goal; and Dylan Romine highlighting the day with five goals to get the win.
"Romine was really on," Wall said. "He had a heck of a game."
Assisting on two of the goals on the day were Blake Carpenter and Chase Cornell. Senior goal-keeper Nathan Heintzman had four saves.
On Saturday at home the Knights played to a different tune as Steubenville Central Crusaders swarmed in to take the 7-0 win from the home team.
"Our defense played okay in the beginning, but that first goal kinda un-nerved us," Wall said. "I don't know if it took us by surprise or what, but it took us a little bit for things to start to click."
"We have to take shots in order to score, and we only had five shots on goal all day. We've got to do better than that."
Central took 11 shots on the Knight goal. Heintzman had two saves on the day and Nathan Lantz, three.
"We were able to get a lot of guys in and out of the game and the heat played a real factor in this one. Hopefully we'll come out this week more focused and ready to get back on our game."
The Silver and Black saw action at home on Tuesday with Weir and will travel to Linsly on Thursday.