Boys Soccer

Crown Point keeps rolling with shutout over Noll in boys soccer

2013-09-16T21:00:00Z 2013-09-30T20:58:09Z Crown Point keeps rolling with shutout over Noll in boys soccerPaul Honeycutt Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
September 16, 2013 9:00 pm  • 

HAMMOND | While the team may be considered brash in some circles, the Crown Point boys soccer team gets the job done when it needs to.

Firing on all cylinders and prepping for a deep postseason run, the Times No. 1 Bulldogs blasted No. 4 Noll 6-0 Monday night on the strength of a dominant first half.

The leading goal scorer from last year, senior forward Carmelo Morales, added a goal and an assist.

With No. 2 Valpo looming in a pivotal Duneland Athletic Conference game Wednesday, Morales and Co. feel confident going in to it.

"It all starts before the game because we try to get on the same page," he said. "We have to match their (Valpo's) intensity and discipline and play our game."

Crown Point (8-0) set the tone and controlled the pace in the lopsided first half, scoring three goals within a span of six minutes.

Noll deflected a free kick, which went straight to Morales, who booted it past Noll keeper Jonathan Lozano in the 11th minute.

Four minutes later, junior Erik Eksten added a header off of a Brad Kurtz corner kick for C.P.'s second goal.

Just two minutes after that, Morales added an assist after he directed a pass to fellow senior forward Bay Kurtz, who was nearly out of bounds, rifled a shoestring goal that just went inside the left side of the net for the third goal.

Bishop Noll (5-1-1) recorded just one shot on goal in the first half on an Aaron Garza free kick that went directly to Bulldogs sophomore keeper Connor Keaveney.

"That's why they're No. 1," Bishop Noll coach Armando Garza said. "They moved the ball really well and four of their goals were from guys standing around. We weren't challenging them at all in the first half."

After a goal from senior Nate Brower and Kurtz's second tally, the host Warriors had a couple chances to score, especially in the 64th minute when sophomore forward Gabriel Anguiano shot a laser into Keaveney's hands.

"Every game that has gone by, we have gotten better," Bulldogs coach Mike Bazin said. "There's no complacency and I try to give them a pep talk, but they take care of themselves and don't let up on the intensity."

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