Written by STEVE OSTERMANN
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 16:48
Beaudry’s goal gives Rockets final word in hard-fought home win over upstart Warriors
A second-half rally allowed the Cedar Grove-Belgium boys’ soccer team to escape with a 3-2 win over Ozaukee in Central Lakeshore Conference play Sept. 20.
Host Cedar Grove-Belgium celebrated the Senior and Parents Night game by grabbing a 1-0 lead on an early goal by Alex Romanini.
Ozaukee drew even quickly when Bradd Lemke scored. However, the Rockets countered with a goal by John Schmidt, assisted by Romanini, and took a 2-1 lead into halftime.
Ozaukee showed its fight by tying the game when Sean Murphy scored midway through the second period.
But Cedar Grove-Belgium had the final word. The Rockets got the winning goal from Josh Beaudry, assisted by Jon Schmidt.
The victory improved Cedar Grove-Belgium to 4-4 in CLC play and 6-7 overall. Ozaukee fell to 0-9 in the conference and 0-15 overall.
Rockets coach Elias Garza called the game a “great matchup with the Warriors.”
“We knew they would be ready to play,” he said. “Defensively, they have been playing well, and we knew we would have our hands full getting opportunities.
“At halftime, we spoke about capitalizing on our opportunities, which we felt we weren’t taking advantage of.”
Ozaukee goalkeeper Tyler Klippel made 20 saves.
“As the season has gone on, our defense has shown great improvement,” Warriors coach John Annis said.
As part of Senior Night festivities, the Rockets honored five players — Romanini, Beaudry, John and Joseph Schmidt and Christian O’Donnell.
Both teams were scheduled to continue conference play this week.
Cedar Grove-Belgium faced Oostburg on Tuesday and will host Random Lake at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Ozaukee played Random Lake on Tuesday and will host Howards Grove at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
In 6 p.m. games Oct. 1, the Warriors will play at Oostburg, while the Rockets host Sheboygan Christian/Lutheran.
Image Information: OZAUKEE’S PETER KIM got his head on he ball first during an airborne battle with Cedar Grove-Belgium’s John Schmidt in a Central Lakeshore Conference game. Cedar Grove-Belgium rallied to pull out a 3-2 win. Photo by Sam Arendt