Indians fall to Logan Elm 4-0


By Robert Stegbauer - [email protected]



Chase Colliver gets past a Logan Elm defender in the second period during Saturday’s game.


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Deklan Condon looks to pass from the corner aganist Logan Elm on Saturday evening.


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It was a wet and windy day Saturday at Logan Elm High School as the Indians of Hillsboro took on Logan Elm in the sectional semi finals. Unfortunately, the boys soccer team’s season was cut short as they lost with a final of 4-0.

The first goal of the game came off an own goal by Hillsboro’s goalkeeper with 24:33 to play in the first.

Hillsboro did a superior job of keeping the ball on their side of the field only allowing Logan Elm to progress it to their side a handful of times and limited them to just two shots on goal in the first period.

As the clock wound down, it looked as if the Indians would go into the half only down 1-0 to their opponents but with only 20.7 seconds to go, Hillsboro was called for a penalty in the box and that set up a penalty kick for Logan Elm, which they made to make it 2-0 at the half.

In the second half, Hillsboro did not do as good a job controlling the ball and rarely had a chance to get a shot off. Logan Elm added two more goals late in the period to advanced themselves to the next round and send the Indians home with a 4-0 loss.

“The first half we did a great job of controlling the ball,” said Indians coach John Weber after the game. “OI think {Logan Elm] only had two shots on the goal. We had the ball on their side of the field with their backs against their own goal pretty much the whole 40 minutes and we just couldn’t put anything in. If we go in at halftime at 0-0 I think we come back out not feeling defeated.

“Overall, I think it was a wonderful experience. We have seven seniors graduating and it has been an awesome awesome year with them. Some of them have played all four years. I’m going to miss them tremendously. It’s been an honor to coach them. Overall I think we had a good season. Each year these guys have gotten better. Two years ago we went 0-16. We didn’t even win a game. So at 9-6-2, sure we’d like to have a better record but overall I appreciate the guys effort this year.”

The Indians end the season at 9-6-2 and finished fourth in the South Central Ohio League.

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Chase Colliver gets past a Logan Elm defender in the second period during Saturday’s game.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Colliver.jpgChase Colliver gets past a Logan Elm defender in the second period during Saturday’s game. Robert Stegbauer | The Times-Gazette

Deklan Condon looks to pass from the corner aganist Logan Elm on Saturday evening.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Condon.jpgDeklan Condon looks to pass from the corner aganist Logan Elm on Saturday evening. Robert Stegbauer | The Times-Gazette

By Robert Stegbauer

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