Stigler, Phelan add two goals apiece, as Tiger Soccer defeats Collegiate 4-1 in home opener

Senior Matthew Phelan | Photo by Kody Nalley

Senior Matthew Phelan | Photo by Kody Nalley

The Tiger Soccer team didn’t let a loss on Tuesday effect them, as they dominated Collegiate 4-1 in the season’s home opener Thursday night. Trent Stigler and Matthew Phelan were the stars of the night on offense, as they both scored 2 goals.

The scoring started early for the Tigers Thursday night with Stigler scoring his first goal in the 9th minute. He failed to capitalize on a penalty kick two minutes before, but he took advantage of the ball being tossed around inside the box and lobbed the ball over the goalie’s head. The score remained the same until after halftime when Stigler scored again in the 45th minute. This time with an assist from Colin Kremer.

The Tigers weren’t done scoring though, as Phelan scored two goals in two minutes. In the 55th and 57th minute, Phelan got the ball behind the goalie and increased the lead to 4-0.

“It’s was a statement game for us,” Phelan said. “After losing 3-0 against Central Hardin, that we can come back here and win 4-1 against Collegiate, our bitter rivals, it’s a big confidence booster.”

Although the Tigers did win 4-1, it’s early on in the season and there are still things to work on.

“It’s a step in the right direction,” Phelan said. “We possessed the ball pretty well out there but then we would lose it after a little while. I think our intensity was good, but overall sharpness and precision of passing needs to get better so that we can tire teams out with our possession.”

NEXT GAME: vs. Daviess County | Home | Saturday – 1:30 pm

Posted on August 21, 2015, in Tiger Soccer and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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