Soccer pulls off big upset over CBC

Soccer pulls off big upset over CBC

Tara Vogler

Petric clears the ball in the Tigers game last week against Eureka, in which the TIgers lost in PK’s.

Jake Petric (11) picked a good time to score his first ever varsity goal.

With about seven minutes to go in the first half in OHS’ game (Oct. 22) against the fifth ranked CBC Cadets, the ball bounced around the goal box and landed on the foot of Petric who put it in the back of the net to give OHS the lead. The defense held strong against the potent CBC attack and Petric’s goal was the difference in the 1-0 win.

“The ball was just kind of like a pinball and (it ended up that) he was just in the right place at the right time,” said senior defender Blake Johnson.

The first half was filled with pressure from the talented CBC squad who attacked the net early and often. The Tigers seemed to have a few communication errors that led to several CBC opportunities, but goalie Eddie McInerney (12) stood tall in net.

In the second half the Tigers were able to get on the attack more often, pressuring CBC’s defense. But still the Tigers were put on their heels and had to play strong defense to keep the score at 1-0.

“I just do everything I can to keep the ball out of the net and help Ed out,” Johnson said, who played a great game on defense.

This was a revenge game for the Tigers, who lost to CBC earlier this season in the annual CYC Tournament 3-0. The loss knocked the Tigers out of the tournament.

Even sweeter for the Tigers was the fact they beat CBC on their senior night, just three days after the Tigers lost their senior night in heartbreaking fashion.

The Tigers look to follow up the big win when they face the Fox Warriors at Fox. The game starts at 7pm.