The North Lincoln Knightsâ€™ soccer team fell to Polk Co. 3-2 on Monday. A late controversial call gave the Wolverines a free kick which they converted from midfield.
Jamie Burt scored to tie the contest early in the match. Polk then scored to take a 2-1 lead before the half. In the second half, Ronald Rojas scored to tie the game at 2.
Evan Barrick made some unbelievable stops at goalie for the Knights according to Knightsâ€™ head coach Sean Andrews. Trevor Cavazos, Doug Kropski, Jeremy Grove and Matt Harkey were also cited by Andrews for â€˜great containing defense.â€™
Andrews was disappointed with the way the contest ended.
â€œFor us to lose on a flop/dive by one of their players makes us want the next game against them even more. I guess that is the break you get when you are the No. 1 team, he said.
Last Thursday, the Knights beat Burns 7-3. Lucas Bowman led North Lincoln with three goals. Jay Wissman and Jamie Burt scored two goals apiece.
Burt also led the team in assists with three. Brian Gentry had two assists, while Michael Griffin and Andrew Keene both had one.
The match was good for North who was able to play some younger players giving them some non-conference experience.
Andrews was very happy with his teamâ€™s play.
â€œThe fellas were much more aggressive at midfield and went after the ball hard. Lucas played great and Jaime, Jay and Brian stepped up their game and tried to lead by example,â€ he said.
The Knightsâ€™ record is now 4-4 on the year.
The East Rutherford Lady Cavaliers ousted the Lincolnton Lady Wolves in the first round of the Midwest 2A Tournament. 3-0; 19-25, 24-26, 10-25. Leading scorers for the Lady Wolves were Elizabeth Stepp with 13 points, Kendall Bradley 10 points, Jessie Cline 9 points and Lauren Sain 8 points.
The North Lincoln Lady Knights beat Cherryville 3-0; 25-8, 25-2, 25-8.
Knightsâ€™ standouts were: Allison Castle 10 kills and one ace, Jessica Ward four kills and three aces, Jessie Devine five aces two assists, Jenny Boyle 13 assists two kills and Jenna Torbert five kills.
by John Mark Brooks