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September 14, 2012

Fearless Chargers Take a Tough Loss

by The Centinal

By Derrion Herman

Staff Writer

Centennial Chargers boys’ soccer team faced off against Normal University High Wednesday September 12. It was a tough match, but the Chargers didn’t fail to give it their all. After Normal scored late in the first half, Centennial was able to tie it back up with a goal from Diamond Williams six minutes into the second half. With that goal hyping them back up, the exuberant chargers managed to play excellent defense throughout the early second half, but the game was far from over. Nineteen minutes into the second half, Normal U scored once again after the ball got mixed up in the Chargers’ goal box, but they weren’t done fighting. After getting a little motivation from the crowd, the Chargers kept their heads up and continued to play strong.  Toward the end of the match, Centennial attempted multiple attacks to get another goal. They played fearlessly, but just couldn’t pass through the tough defense of the other team. The game ended 3-1 with Normal U scoring another goal in the last minute of the game. “One thing we could’ve done differently was step in more instead of waiting until the last minute” said Diamond Williams, who kept his stamina up the entire game. “We could’ve played with more aggression and strength… We also could’ve won more headers out of the air and had better communication” said Ian Ritchey, a tough defender who helped out strongly when the offense got tough. The Chargers still have more games to go this season as their record stands 3-1-2.

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