Eugene Ohba, Aly Abou-Zaid and Austin Gotschall scored successive goals in the second half to enable Charleston to pull away from Lincoln and earn an Apollo Conference victory in boys soccer Tuesday night, 5-2.
The Trojans took an early lead on a volley by Eugene Ohba, assisted by William Carillo in the eighth minute. Seven minutes later, Blake Garrett found Carter Gordon to give Charleston a 2-0 lead.
Lincoln responded with a goal to narrow the margin to 2-1 at the half.
A Trojan hand ball in the penalty box led to a penalty kick conversion by Lincoln to tie the game at two apiece.
That’s when Charleston started its scoring surge when Ohba connected again, this time on a free kick from 25 yards.
The Trojans added two insurance goals from Abou-Zaid and Gotschall with assists from Ohba and Limes, respectively.
The Trojans raised their record to 9-5-1 overall, 4-2 in the conference.
“We are playing very good soccer right now and, offensively, it’s finally where we want to be,” Charleston coach Josh Garrett said.
Charleston had 11 shots, seven on goal while Ben Tresslar had four saves in goal.
“Our defense continues to play well and Ben Tresslar just keeps making ridiculous saves for us,” Garrett said. “If we keep playing like this, we should definitely have a stronger second half in conference play. I’m pleased with where we are headed.”
Charleston’s JV team fell to Lincoln 2-0.
Goals: Eugene Ohba 2, Carter Gordon 1, Aly Abou-Zaid 1, Austin Gotschall 1
Assists: Blake Garrett 1, Eugene Ohba 1, William Carillo 1, Caleb Limes 1