GCL South Tuesday Night Soccer Roundup


Posted on 8/27/2020 at 11:24 a.m.

St. Xavier Impressive Again; La Salle Wins, Elder, Moeller Tie
It was a busy Tuesday night for Greater Catholic League South Division varsity soccer teams, as all four schools were in action against non-conference competition as the first full week of matches gets underway in Ohio.  And, for the second time in four days, St. Xavier posted an impressive victory, while La Salle notched a win in its season opener and Moeller and Elder played to draws against strong competition.
St. Xavier (2-0), which opened with a solid 3-0 victory against Division I state semifinalist Lakota East last Friday, posted a 6-2 win against Anderson last night on its North Bend Road campus.  Anderson defeated Elder, 1-0, in its season opener last Friday.  The Bombers got a hat trick from senior Isaiah Neal, a goal and two assists from senior Brent Lands, and two assists from senior Lawrence White  to pull away in the second half after leading 2-1 at intermission.
Lands’ goal from the top of the box off a pass from senior Will Bernhard at 22:34 of the first half snapped a 1-1 tie, and the Bombers then scored the first three goals of the second half to take control.  Up next for St. Xavier is Toledo St. John’s Jesuit on its home pitch at 4 p.m. Saturday, before then traveling to Northeast Ohio to face Walsh Jesuit at 1:00 (check website for details).
La Salle went on the road to post a 4-1 victory at Little Miami.  The Lancers got two goals from Willis Johnson, and single goals from Chase Willis and Aaron Burke.  Willis and Chase Sisky assisted on two of La Salle’s goals.  Johnson scored the first two goals of the match off assists from Willis to give the Lancers a 2-0 edge at halftime.  La Salle travels to Oak Hills for a 7 p.m. match Saturday.
Elder and Moeller, the three-time defending GCL South champion, both played to draws.  The Panthers tied Summit Country Day, 1-1, at the Panther Athletic Complex in Price Hill, while Moeller played to a 2-2 draw against rival Sycamore on the road.  Moeller opened with nine new starters, including many playing their first varsity matches including freshman Erik Warncke, who played the full 80 minutes.  Juniors Christian Ohmer and Brock Kiper scored goals for the Crusaders.
Awaiting the Crusaders is its annual regular-season match against Mason.  The two teams played twice a year ago, playing to a 0-0 draw early in the season and then met again in the postseason, with Moeller prevailing, 2-1, to advance to the regional final.
Elder’s next match is at Sycamore at 7 Tuesday night.