The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Sports

May 8, 2013

Knights overcome Kings

CLINTON — For 79 minutes, the Clinton boys played shutout soccer against Davenport Assumption on Tuesday night. It was the two goals that came within a minute of each other in the first half that ultimately gave the Knights the edge.

Assumption’s Jacob Phillips broke the scoreless tie at the 25-minute mark on a feed from teammate Ben Bassier. Seconds later, Tony DeVriese of the Knights floated the ball in front of a crowded Clinton goal; Phillips redirected it with a header to the left post.

With a lot of game left, both teams received ample opportunities to score. But defense ruled throughout, leaving the River Kings on the losing end, 2-0.

“For 79 minutes of that game, we controlled the game,” Clinton coach Matt Hagge said. “That’s one thing about soccer — it’s very unpredictable. Anything can happen on any given night, and unfortunately we let those two in.”

Lately, he added, Clinton has been getting “a lot of good looks” in games against tough opponents. Forwards John Gunderson and Robbie Thacker brought the ball into the goal box several times with only Knights keeper Jack Herrington standing in the way.

The Kings were either thwarted by Kerrington or swarmed by the Assumption defense.

On the defensive side, Assumption also had looks. Clinton keeper Paolo Mirilim (11 saves, 2 goals allowed) and defender Travis Mink teamed up several times to clear the ball.

“(Mink) is awesome back there,” Hagge said. “He plays so tough. He’s the most coachable young man, an outstanding player.”

Midway through the second half, Hagge moved Mink upfield to try to generate more offense. The ball continued to move closer to Assumption’s goal, but never past Kerrington.

“We’re getting a lot of looks in games, but we struggle to put that ball in the net,” Hagge said. “We’re going to need to work on some shooting.”

Text Only
Sports
  • Fillies one-hit Fulton Herald Staff Report Ackerman throws no-hitter for Erie/Prophetstown Fillies one-hit Fulton

    April 17, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Golf turns into snooze-fest without celebrities like Tiger and Phil

    The Masters lumbered on last week without two of pro golf's biggest names, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and fans changed the channel. The PGA needs someone with star power if it's going to lure people back to the game.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time

    Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.

    It took the entire season to fill out those brackets.

    Overtime thrillers in Memphis and Charlotte, a go-ahead dunk in Oklahoma City to win a game and cap another scoring title for Kevin Durant, plus some good old-fashioned disinterest by Brooklyn ... all that, and more, on the final night of the season was needed before the eight conference-quarterfinal matchups in this season's NBA playoffs could be decided.

    April 17, 2014

  • Mankato.jpg Players protest rehiring of fired Minnesota coach

    The University of Minnesota-Mankato football team Wednesday boycotted the fired head coach who won his job back in an arbitrator's ruling last week, nearly two years after fighting accusations of child pornography and other misconduct.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • 4-17-14 1B-Photo, Bulls reax Bulls finish with a loss CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Al Jefferson knows few people will give the Charlotte Bobcats a chance to upset the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs. That doesn't matter to the veteran center. "They didn't give us a chance in O

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • White Sox fall in 14th CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox bullpen provided one opportunity after another. It just took a utility infielder on the mound for the Boston Red Sox to finally take full advantage. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off infielder Leury Gar

    April 17, 2014

  • Kewanee rallies MORRISON, Ill. -- Kewanee scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning Wednesday to defeat Morrison 10-8 in Three Rivers Conference baseball. Back-to-back three-run innings had given the Mustangs the lead. Justin Jensen had two hits, one a double

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-17-14 1B-Photo marcucci-1 Marcucci not fazed by expectations GOOSE LAKE -- Despite her age, Northeast sophomore Aleenah Marcucci still has the moxie to get back to the state track meet. Marcucci placed in both hurdle events -- sixth in the 100 and fifth in the 400 -- in Des Moines as a freshman last season. N

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • LumberKings let one get away vs. Dayton DAYTON, Ohio -- For eight innings, the Clinton LumberKings were on their way to ending a three-game losing streak, as their pitchers mowed down Dayton's batters. But the Dragons finally struck in the ninth inning, tying the game, then they handed the

    April 17, 2014

  • Freshmen lead Irish DAVENPORT -- Seth Moeller recorded a hat trick and Andrey Drury added a pair of goals Tuesday to help Prince of Peace defeat Davenport West 6-1. The win was the third in a row for the Irish (3-3). Devin Bly also scored for Prince of Peace, which aven

    April 17, 2014

High School Sports