Soccer Team Pulls out Huge Victory
Written By Cole Horew
Every year, the boys’ soccer team is labeled as underdogs. It is believable because they are in the toughest AAA section with Peters Township, Upper St. Clair, Cannon McMillan, Moon, and Brashear.
Chartiers Valley has not sniffed the playoffs since the 2008 season, but with new coaches and a new system, the Colts hope to build a team that can be a contender for the WPIAL title. Tuesday night could be the spark the Colts need for a successful season.
After trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Colts came back with an early goal scored by striker Sean Tinney and assisted by fellow striker Max Kehoe which evened the game at one.
Later in the half, Upper St. Clair scored on a corner kick to take a 2-1 lead.
Just when Upper St. Clair thought they had the game in the bag, Baxter Eckenrode served a corner kick in the box, finding the head of Charlie Kovach, which knotted the game up at two. This was the key goal because the momentum shifted and gave Chartiers Valley the edge late in the game.
With this momentum change, it lead to Tinney’s go ahead goal with just under 13 minutes remaining.
With the lead, Coach McKenzie of Chartiers Valley altered the formation to a defensive system to protect the lead and secure the win.
The score held up 3-2 over number one ranked Upper St. Clair, which could be the biggest upset all season and will go down as one of the biggest in Chartiers Valley’s school history.