The Charleston boys soccer team took advantage of a strong first half to avenge an early season loss to the Effingham Flaming Hearts and win 6-4 at Stranz Field.
The Trojans scored four consecutive goals 15 minutes into the game from William Carrillo, Carter Gordon, Caleb Limes and Austin Gotschall.
Effingham managed a goal to cut it to 4-1 before Charleston expanded its lead after Gotschall and Carrillo each scored a second time to make it 6-1 at the half.
Effingham scored three unanswered goals in the second half, but the Trojans (6-4, 3-1) were able to hang on for the Apollo Conference victory.
Charleston took 18 shots, 15 on goal, overall.
“We had an amazing first half and came out very strong,” said Charelston coach Josh Garrett. “Offensively, we made great runs and shared the ball like we have been stressing. Our defense did a good job handling some of their stronger players. Effingham was outstanding in the second half, but our kids kept fighting.”
Ben Tresslar made five saves to earn the win in goal.
Garrett had one assist and Carter Gordon assisted on two goals.
Brandon Jones scored twice and Ezekiel Roach added another goal in the JV team’s 3-0 victory.