Soccer defeats Holy Trinity

Isaiah Swantz, Jacob Boller, Mitchell Schmieder, Cole Ours

IMS 4, Holy Trinity 1

The IMS soccer team returned to action after nearly a two week break to pick up a win over Holy Trinity in West Point. Play was a bit ragged in the opening minutes but soon settled down as the two teams adjusted to the hard and fast surface. The IMS back line of Juan Andino, Cole Yoder, Reggie Borntrager, and Mitchell Schmieder kept one of the leading scorers in the conference in check, styming his runs and ability to make plays.

IMS began to create scoring opportunities as the half went on, but couldn’t capitalize until with 12 minutes on the clock, Cole Ours slotted a ball to Jacob Boller who touched it past the goalie for the 1-0 lead. Five minutes later Boller set up Seth Danga in front of the goal and Danga calmly turned the ball into the net.

As the second half opened, Holy Trinity put immediate pressure on the ball and after a series of miscues Holy Trinity found the back of the net to tighten the score at 2-1. The IMS defensive line stiffened and midfielders Isaiah Swantz, Nick Yutzy, Cody Jones and Ours began to assert themselves in possession limiting Trinity’s chances. This paid off when Boller took a throw-in and sent the ball into the middle where Danga sent the ball by the goalie to extend the lead to 3-1. With five minutes left on the clock, Yutzy sent a through ball into the box where Ours took in the ball and sent it into the corner of the goal for the 4-1 final score. Blake Bontrager played an excellent game in goal recording five saves, but also snagging several dangerous crossing balls, or clearing through balls before they could be turned into shots.

IMS is now 1-1 in the season and 1-0 in conference play. IMS hosts Highland Thursday with varsity action beginning at 4:30 pm.