Boys Soccer Takes Second In Metro Cup

Jack Pifer, Staff Writer

The EHS boys soccer team won its final game of the Metro Cup on Aug. 31. The 2-1 win against Marion puts the Tigers at 2-1 for the season.

That game also marked coach Mark Heiderscheid’s 300th win.

“Part of me is also a bit sad in that I know that time has passed,” Mr. Heiderscheid said. “I still have so much I want to give to the players and I want to continue to keep the soccer program successful for as long as I can.”

The Tigers played their first game of the Metro Cup on Aug. 28, winning 5-2 against Columbia. In the second game, which was held at Althoff, EHS was pitted against Springfield and lost 2-1. The Tigers’ final win of the weekend came against Marion and featured goals from junior Brennan Weller and senior Jakob Doyle.

“We work really well together,” senior Logan Mills said, commenting on the first three games. “A lot of us have been playing since we were younger and have great chemistry.”

According to Mills, while the team shows it can score goals upfront, he knows the team can score more if it works on penalty kicks.

Doyle also played over the weekend.

“Being able to get two wins and second place at the tournament was very exciting,” Doyle said. Doyle scored the game-winning penalty kick in the game against Marion, and he believes that the team “will be able to go a long way with focus, hard work, humility and dedication.”

Mr. Heiderscheid is happy with how the team performed over the weekend, but he feels that its play will continue to evolve throughout the season.

“We typically get stronger as the season progresses and cut down on the errors…” Mr. Heiderscheid said. “I think that this year is no different.”