The North Montgomery boys’ soccer team fell to Danville 5-0 on Tuesday in the opening round of the Class 2A IHSAA Sectional at Crawfordsville.
Owen Davis had a hat trick within the first 13 minutes as Ethan Heffley and Lucas Walden added first half goals to lead the Warriors offense.
In the first half, Danville squared up 17 shots, including 10 on goal.
The Warriors pulled back in the second half offensively, which allowed North Montgomery to have control, but the Chargers were unable to put a solid shot on goal.
The tournament loss for the Chargers comes just four days after they lost to Danville 6-0 in the regular season.
“We did a little bit better of a job at positioning and things like that,” North Montgomery coach Tristain Hall said. “There’s obviously some things these guys need to work on, but with a condensed season and very few practices, I thought they did pretty well with staying with their runners and pressuring the ball.”
Danville is now 6-9 on the season and plays Tri-West on Wednesday evening in the second semi-final. North Montgomery’s season ends at 1-12-1, which included a tie against Indiana Math & Science Academy and a win over Delphi in the last couple of weeks of the season.
“This season a lot of them started how and had no clue what they were doing and they kind of gelled together and got better as time went on,” Hall added. “Obviously we got one win on the season, which was better than last year and there were more games this season that I feel like we should have won.”
North Montgomery graduates five seniors, but Hall is excited about the returning group next season.
“We are losing some seniors, but we have a lot of young guys that have been around and actually weren’t really thrusted into the lineup early on this year as well as some young guys that were thrusted into the lineup last year and continue to play and they’ve gotten better, and I look forward to next year and having a great season.”
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