Late goal pushes Carmel past Nazareth
Updated: September 27, 2012 4:10PM
MUNDELEIN — It was a case of better late than never for the Carmel boys soccer team Wednesday.
Locked in a scoreless tie with Nazareth for 79 minutes, Carmel finally converted on a scoring chance with just under one minute remaining. Keenan Walsh netted the game-winner on an assist from Michael Scheer as the Corsairs beat Nazareth 1-0.
Carmel generated most of the offense in the game’s second half, pushing the ball into the Nazareth box numerous times. The only goal of the game started innocuously, with outside midfielder Luciano Consdorf-Mozzone tapping a ball to Scheer from the left back. Scheer took it across the centerline, zipping a pass to the racing Walsh, who grounded a shot just inside the goalie box from the left side. The ball rolled in front of the goal all the way to the other side, finding the net just inside the right bar.
“All day he’d (Walsh) been cutting inside,” Carmel coach Ray Krawzak said. “I pulled him off the field and said ‘Keenan you got to take it outside then move in late.’ And he did that.
“We outplayed them. It was only a matter of time before we scored.”
The game was for sole possession of third place in the East Suburban Catholic Conference. Carmel (6-6-1, 3-1) now is in position to make a run, with games against fourth-place Marist (Saturday) and second-place Benet (October 3) next.
“We have a couple of hard games coming up. Those will be the deciders,” Krawzak said. “If we can win, we have a good a chance as any to win (conference).”