BOYS SOCCER

Kouts-Hebron sectional game suspended due to darkness

2013-10-07T20:00:00Z 2013-12-12T22:30:03Z Kouts-Hebron sectional game suspended due to darknessMichael Raines Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
October 07, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

PORTER TOWNSHIP | The first game of the Class A Boone Grove Sectional in boys soccer is now in line to be the second one completed, due to darkness in Monday's opener between Kouts and Hebron.

Kouts took 16 shots on Monday night but could not get on the board against the Hawks. Darkness suspended the game after regulation ended in a scoreless tie.

Overtime will be played on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and the winner will immediately face Morgan Township for the right to play in Saturday’s championship.

Monday’s match was highly competitive despite a lopsided stat card. Countering Kouts’ 16 shots, Hebron freshman keeper Zach Porter made eight saves.

The Hawks took only six shots but possessed the ball for much of the second half, continually putting pressure on the Kouts defense. Cody Nelson made one save for the Mustangs.

Now, the pressure will be on for both teams Wednesday afternoon.

“In any soccer match, it’s always hard to get started strong. We’ve only got seven minutes now, so both teams really have to focus on starting strong,” Kouts head coach Tim Schwartz said. “That’s not a long time in soccer to get something done.”

On Monday, 90 minutes wasn’t enough time for either team to get anything done. Both teams missed opportunities, but the misplays by Kouts stuck out more.

With just minutes remaining until halftime, the Mustangs were unable to capitalize on a pair of free kicks from about 35 yards out. The first, a shot by Jesse Crider, was caught on the fly by Porter. Dennis Deardruff crossed the second chance into the box, but it was headed out by his own teammate.

With just under 15 minutes remaining in the second half, Kouts had a point-blank scoring chance but Porter made a save that clanged off the cross bar and over the goal.

Neither coach thought there would be a hangover effect from Monday’s misses.

“We are going to push it and if we have the chance to score, we are going to score.” Hebron head coach Zeljko Mijatovic said.

“Both team are going to come out just the same,” Schwartz said. “Both teams are going to have opportunities. Both teams are going to be dangerous and really up for it, so it will be an exciting finish.”

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Fan Poll

Loading…

Which school has the area's best boys cross country team?

View Results

Follow your school

Duneland Conference

Chesterton Trojans
News
Crown Point Bulldogs
News
Lake Central Indians
News
LaPorte Slicers
News
Merrillville Pirates
News
Michigan City Wolves
News
Portage Indians
News
Valparaiso Vikings
News

Greater South Shore Conference

Bishop Noll Warriors
News
Calumet Warriors
News
Lake Station Eagles
News
Michigan City Marquette Blazers
News
North Newton Spartans
News
River Forest Ingots
News
Wheeler Bearcats
News
Whiting Oilers
News

Great Lakes Athletic Conference

Clark Pioneers
News
Gavit Gladiators
News
Hammond Wildcats
News
Morton Governors
News

Hoosier Conference

Rensselaer Bombers
News

Northwest Crossroads Conference

Andrean 59ers
News
Griffith Panthers
News
Highland Trojans
News
Hobart Brickies
News
Kankakee Valley Kougars
News
Lowell Red Devils
News
Munster Mustangs
News

Northwestern Conference

Lew Wallace Hornets
News
Roosevelt Panthers
News
West Side Cougars
News

Porter County Conference

Boone Grove Wolves
News
Hanover Central Wildcats
News
Hebron Hawks
News
Kouts Mustangs/Fillies
News
LaCrosse Tigers
News
Morgan Twp. Cherokees
News
South Central Satellites
News
Washington Twp. Senators
News
Westville Blackhawks
News

Independents

Bowman Academy Eagles
News
Calumet Christian
News
Campagna Academy
News
Covenant Christian Knights
News
E.C. Central Cardinals
News
Hammond Baptist Swordsman
News
Luther East Eagles
News

Chicago Catholic League

Mt. Carmel Caravan
News
Seton Academy Sting
News
St. Francis deSales Pioneers
News

Chicago Public League

Washington Minutemen/Minutewomen
News

East Suburban Catholic

Marian Catholic Spartans
News

Metro Suburban

Illiana Christian Vikings
News

River Valley Conference

Beecher Bobcats/Ladycats
News
Illinios Lutheran Chargers
News

South Suburban Blue

T.F. North Meteors
News
T.F. South Rebels
News

Southland Athletic Conference

Bloom Twp. Blazin' Trojans
News
Crete-Monee Warriors
News

SouthWest Suburban Blue

Homewood-Flossmoor Vikings
News

SouthWest Suburban Red

Thornridge Falcons
News
Thornton Wildcats
News
Thornwood Thunderbirds
News

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses