[The Brazil Times nameplate] Fair ~ 56°F  
High: 68°F ~ Low: 54°F
Friday, Apr. 29, 2016

Northview mistakes costly in loss to Athenians

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Northview's James Bryan chases down a loose ball against Crawfordsville on Thursday.

Times Sports Editor

Fortune wasn't smiling on Northview's soccer team on Thursday night.

Despite getting on the scoreboard first, the Knights allowed three somewhat bizarre goals on the way to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Athenians.

Just a year removed from a trip to the semistate during a 16-5 season, Crawfordsville had to be taken a bit aback when the Knights scored on a beautiful combination between Ken Wright and Logan Lynch with 10 minutes remaining in the first half.

The score culminated a shift in offensive opportunities between the squads.

Crawfordsville had the best of the early chances, missing wide on a sliding shot by Klajdi Osmani and another that went wide.

But Northview's James Bryan made a nice long run along the sideline into Athenian territory before the ball was chipped away. Shortly afterwards, a throw-in by Drew Snyder resulted in a header that slipped wide of the goal.

But Lynch made sure the next opportunity didn't get away when Wright dribbled towards the end line 20 feet right of the net before sending a crossing pass into the box. Lynch timed his run perfectly, getting a head on the pass that found net at the 10:05 mark.

"We had some good combos and we're subbing well," said coach Don Bryan. "Our shoots were good, I can't complain."

Those high spirits turned out to be short lived when with 2:28 remaining, Northview keeper Cainan Reeves ventured out of the goal to gather in a ball. Instead a shot squirted by him and his diving attempt at chasing the shot down was to no avail. Tyler Whittington tracked it down to even the score for the Athenians.

In the second half, Drew Snyder made a long run through traffic, dodging a pair of defenders before his shot zipped wide of the net.

Crawfordsville missed a chance at taking the lead when they were awarded a penalty kick on a foul in the box. The resulting shot rang off the crossbar and the score remained tied.

Reeves made several very nice saves on Athenian shots during both shots, but the go-ahead goal came as a result of a well-meaning teammate.

With 16:10 remaining in the game, the Athenians were making a run as Osmani looked for an angle along the endline. Instead, he fired to the middle and the shot skipped off retreating defender, Mark Reed, to give Crawfordsville a 2-1 lead.

Just over two minutes later, Austin Evans took advantage of some indecision by Northview defender Robert Plummer and Reeves.

A loose ball stood between the two Knights just a few yards from the goalmouth and Plummer attempting to shield a Crawfordsville player from the ball in order for Reeves to scoop it up. Instead, Evans arrived on the scene to add the third goal before either Knights could clear the shot.

"I'm not upset," said Bryan. "We were playing a good, quality team and they scored on some very fluky things."

Logan Lynch excelled in the game, piling up 20 defensive saves for the Knights.

The Knights fall to 0-2 overall and travel to Evansville's Goebel Soccer Complex and face Evansville Central at 7:30 p.m. tonight followed by a 2 p.m. game against Evansville North on Saturday.

At Northview

Crawfordsville 3, Northview 1


Nv -- Logan Lynch (Ken Wright), 29:55

Cv -- Tyler Whittington, 37:32

Second half

Cv -- Klajdi Osmani, 63:50

Cv -- Austin Evans, 66:12

Next game: Northview (0-2 overall) travels to Evansville to face Evansville North tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on thebraziltimes.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.

The goal was by Logan Lynch, not Nick Brown

-- Posted by RobJoslyn on Thu, Aug 21, 2008, at 10:43 PM

What a disappointment to score the only goal and not get credit for it. Logan Lynch deserves credit for the goal. A good reporter should verify his facts. This happens often and is such a disappointment for the athletes and parents.

-- Posted by futbol on Fri, Aug 22, 2008, at 6:06 AM
Response by Brazil Times:
The Brazil Times apologizes for the error in mistakenly reporting the goal scored. The error has been corrected in the website story

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: