Tyler Consolidated's Silver Knight soccer team played came out on top in two of their three games played last week. The Silver took the wins over Wheeling Central and Ravenswood, and fell to the Patriots of Parkersburg South.
The Knights traveled to Parkersburg on Sept. 9, only to return home with the 6-0 loss.
"We struggled early," said Consolidated head coach, Scott Wall.
"They're a very good team, but we should have been able to do a better job against them. "Our communication with each other on the field was seriously lacking."
"We can't keep assuming that the other player can read our minds and know what we're going to do with the ball, pass it or kick it or whatever. We have to commincate, and we just didn't in this game."
The Knights gave up three goals in the first half of the game and one in the early half of the second. Then, with only about two minutes to play, South scored twice.
The Knights took eight shots on goal and keeper Nathan Heintzman had six saves.
"Even though they scored six, Nathan Heintzman did an admirable job in goal," the coach said. "He had six saves, but as for the rest of it, we just lost our focus."
On Sept. 12 Tyler Consolidated played host to the Maroon Knights of Wheeling Central, settling down and taking the win, 4-1, to put them back on the winning track.
Scoring for the home team on the day were Jonas Bach, Dylan Reynolds and Dylan Romine. Romine was also credited with an assist. Heintzman had four saves in goal.
"We did okay," coach Wall said. "We had stretches where we passed the ball very well, and a few instances where we didn't pass well at all. But we got the win."
The Knights hosted the Red Devils of Ravenswood at Burgbacher Field in Middlebourne on Sept. 14, getting their second win of the week, 3-0.
In a fast moving, action packed game, the Knights communication skills worked well for them as they shut-out their opponents.
"Ravenswood is a good team, but we played solid," the coach said. "We moved the ball well, our spacing was good, our defense was decent and Heintzman again, did a good job in goal. He had six saves, two of which were really nice."
The Silver took 20 shots at the Ravenswood goal with Romine scoring twice and Federico Perez also netting one for the home team. Quentin Richmond was credited with the assist on one of Romine's goals.
With the win, the Silver Knights win/loss record now stands at 4-3-1 on the season with three games to be played this week.
The Knights played at John Marshall on Sept. 17; will host Williamstown on Sept. 19; and will host Fairmont Sr. on Sept. 21.