Warrior Soccer hits the long road, takes 5th in Illinois tourney

Cambridge Christian senior keeper Grant Taylor deflected the ball for a save during the Warriors’ 5-1 win over Rock City in the ACSI consolation championship. Photos courtesy of CCS Asst. Coach Paul Muehlhauser

Cambridge Christian senior keeper Grant Taylor deflected the ball for a save during the Warriors’ 5-1 win over Rock City in the ACSI consolation championship.
Photos courtesy of CCS Asst. Coach Paul Muehlhauser

Cambridge Christian soccer added four games to its schedule, along with a team-building road trip, when it competed in the 10-team ACSI Midwest Tournament hosted in Sycamore, Ill. last weekend.

The Warriors were seeded 8th and ended up going 3-1 to take the 5th-place consolation championship award. The first match on Friday was against Faith Christian from Illinois with the Warriors recording a 5-3 victory.

The second game was against the No. 1 seed Collinsville from southern Illinois.  The Warriors were down 1-0 in the first half, but Justin Roble pulled off an incredible header that found the upper left corner off an Anders Boyum free kick to equalize the score 20 minutes into the second half.

Collinsville netted a free kick that got past first-time goalkeeper Alex Moses with 45 seconds left in the game. Moses held Collinsville to the two goals, racking up 20 saves.

On Saturday, the Warriors posted a 4-1 victory over Tri-State in the consolation semifinals. The tourney experience ended with a 5-1 CCS victory over Rock City.

David Fryc led the team with 5 goals and 1 assist over the weekend; Boyum followed up with 4 goals and 3 assists.  Boyum now has 13 goals and 5 assists on the season.

“This tournament showed the true caliber of our team.  We played well under pressure and rose to meet each challenge,” said Warrior Coach Peter Newton.  “I am so proud of the team work and attitudes our players showed. God was given the glory, and that’s the whole reason we play.”

The Warriors wrap up the regular season Oct. 22 against Maplewood Academy, then they will host the Christian Athletic League end-of-season tournament the weekend of Oct. 25-26.

CCS sophomore Syfah Doble sent the ball forward as the Warriors went on the attack against Rock City.

CCS sophomore Syfah Doble sent the ball forward as the Warriors went on the attack against Rock City.

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