By Dallas Jones

Charleston controlled the midfield and shot the ball on goal 12 times in Thursday night’s 4-2 victory over Effingham.

The Trojans had eight more shots on goal than the Hearts.

After 40 minutes, neither team had found a way to connect with the back of the net. Then, four minutes into the second half, Mid-Center Brandon Jones broke past defenders and scored the first goal of the game.

Minutes later, Charleston would score again for a 2-0 advantage.

Coach Zach Stranz says his team is communicating more, which has enabled the team to improve.

With 28 minutes left, Effingham scored to make it 2-1.

Charleston, though, benefitted from an Effingham error – an own shot by Effingham that made it 3-1.

Charleston’s Brandon Jones says CHs won because they focused on shorter passes.

This strategy enabled CHS to control the pace of the game for the next 20 minutes, before scoring another goal.

With a minute and nine seconds left, Effingham would score once more, making it 4-2.

Charleston will next play Tuesday against visiting Mt. Zion.