Intense battle between boys soccer team and Buhler results in 2-1 loss


Alyssa Underwood

Senior Connor Teget runs up for a goal kick in in the minutes leading up to a lightning delay. The game resulted in a 2-1 loss for the Indians .

The Indians soccer team fell to the Buhler Knights in a 2-1 thriller of a game.

The Indians struck first going with the wind with 4 minutes left in the half, but things escalated after that. In the final seconds of the first half the Indians had an opportunity for a long throw in from senior Trey McCrae.

There was an altercation in the box between one of the Indians players being freshman Chris Goodale and the Buhler goalie, to which Goodale’s older brother junior, Matt Goodale after his brother was pushed to the ground.

The goalie then threw a punch at M. Goodale, the Indians cleared the bench to protect their teammates and but no other punches were thrown by either side and both teams would go to their benches for halftime. The goalie received a red card and kicked out of the game.

“I was proud of our team for watching out for one another,” coach Silas Hibbs said. “I was proud that our team didn’t throw any punches. I was proud that it was our team running on the field and protecting our players.”

The second half was rough for the Indians allowing two goals to but Buhler up 2-1 with 21 minutes left in the game.

Eleven minutes left in the game and the lighting came, putting the game in an hour long delay, but both teams wanted to finish the game.

“I give props to Buhler, though. They had a choice to leave when the lightning started and they chose to play it out. I think that was a class act on the side of their coach Bransyn Felty.”

With 11 minutes left in the game and constant rain the Indians had multiple chances but could not capitalize on any, and fell  2-1 at home.

The Indians record is now 3-6 and they with face of against Garden City in their next match up.