September 21, 2010


Cincy, McGraw ready to rumble

An early-season Central Counties League boys’ soccer showdown is set.
Three-time defending champion Cincinnatus and McGraw both stayed unbeaten with shutout wins Monday afternoon, the Red Lions rolling over host Brookfield 9-0 and the Eagles 3-0 winners over visiting DeRuyter. McGraw travels to Cincinnatus Wednesday in a 4:30 p.m. start.
Cincinnatus 9, Brookfield 0: The Red Lions scored four goals in a span of 4:13, the last two just 38 seconds apart, early in the first half, roared to a 7-0 halftime lead and cruised from there to improve to 3-0 in the league and 4-1 overall.
Nick Constantino opened the scoring 8:34 into the game off an assist from Travis Rheinheimer, while Jake Stone scored the next two goals, at 29:48 and 27:51, off assists from Jason Lindley. Constantino tallied 38 seconds after Stone’s second goal, Jacob Manley with the assist, and the rout was on.
Stone led the way with two goals and an assist, while Constantino scored twice, Manley had a goal and two assists and Mickey Halstrom, Matt Lindley, William Loomis and Bryant Loomis had a goal apiece. Shea Feehan and Joe Peri shared the goalkeeper duties and made one and three saves, respectively, while the Beavers’ Christian Jensen stopped 10 shots as the winners had a 28-7 shot advantage.
McGraw 3, DeRuyter 0: The Eagles, now 4-0 in the league and 6-0-1 overall, did all of their scoring in the first half, in a span of 3:31, and goalie Austin Chambers made 10 saves for the shutout.
Nick Cowen opened the scoring at 25:15, while Alex Smith tallied off an assist from Aaron Hitt at 23:40 and Wyatt Buerkle closed out the scoring at 21:44, assisted by Jason Griffin.
“I thought we played well tonight,” McGraw coach Cory Smith said. “We still have some things to work on but overall I was happy with our play. DeRuyter put some pressure on us, which was nice to see because we could see how we would react to it. We did well and it was good to get Austin involved in the game going into Wednesday’s game.
“I don’t think we played as hard as we could and I told the boys that we are going to need to pick it up. Over the past few games they have been working together well and I think it is showing in our play. Wednesday is a big game for us and we will see what happens.”
Kyle Tiffany made 10 saves in the nets for DeRuyter, which had a 24-18 edge in shots but fell to 1-4 in the league and 2-4 overall. The Rockets are now off until Sept. 30, when they host Madison in a 7 p.m. start.


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