Zionsville Times Sentinel

September 19, 2012

Avon downs Zionsville 2–1

By Andrew Crum/For The Times Sentinel

— Sometimes a momentum change is all one team needs.

Avon, down 1–0, scored before halftime to tie it and scored just minutes into the second half, as the Orioles topped Zionsville 2–1 in boys soccer Saturday night, Sept. 15.

The Avon goal seemed to shift the momentum toward their side.

“That goal that we scored at the end of the first half was really key, that took some wind out of their sails, and it got us excited,” Avon coach Phil Schmidt said. “And we took that momentum into the second half.”

And after halftime, the Orioles used that advantage and scored within four minutes into the second half to take a 2–1 lead and that would prove to be the game winner.

In the first half, Zionsville kept the pressure up, keeping Avon senior goalkeeper Tyler Beam busy, as their offense seemed to be swarming around the goal box.

Beam was doing all that he could, including getting an initial save on a shot on goal, but Eagles senior Ben Kuller was right there for the rebound and swiftly put it into the back of the goal, to give Zionsville the 1–0 lead midway through the first half. 

See Wednesday’s Times Sentinel for the full story.