SEYMOUR — Led by Lane Hancock and Yonelson Alvarez, Christian Academy advanced in the first round of the Class A Trinity Lutheran Sectional with a 5-0 win over Rock Creek on Tuesday.
Hancock and Alvarez both spearheaded an offense that was coming in winners of their last four games. Both Alvarez and Hancock scored two goals apiece to pour on four opening-half goals. In the second half Tyler Doherty added one more goal for Christian Academy.
“I am very pleased with how the second half of our season has gone,” Warriors coach Clay Deveau said. “With the win tonight that is now five straight games we have won. The next game will be the biggest game of our season. We played Providence earlier in the year but things will be different now and we are very excited for tomorrow.”
The 9-5-1 Warriors will clash with the 10-7 Pioneers at 7 p.m. today. Providence won the first meeting 9-1 at Murphy Stadium back in August.
The Pioneers blanked Henryville 5-0 in opening round
Providence got things started early with a Luke Hesse goal four minutes into the contest. Evan Scott found the net at the 25-minute mark to give the Pioneers a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.
In the second half, the Pioneer offense was cruising and they added three more goals. Edward Bobkowski opened up the second-half scoring for Providence, followed by Ryan Drury and Scott's second goal of the night. Along with the two goals, Scott also picked up an assist in the win. Edy Lutgens had two assists for the Pioneers.
“Overall we were able to keep possession, which helped generate a lot of scoring opportunities,” Providence coach Jake Stengel said. “Our guys continue to do the things we have worked on and it's helping lead to good scoring opportunities.”
The Pioneers will face the Warriors in Wednesday's semifinals.
“They have some talented players,” Coach Stengel said of the Warriors. “They will be a big challenge, we saw them earlier in the year but they will be a different team this time. I know our guys our looking forward to it.”
PROVIDENCE 5, HENRYVILLE 0
Providence 2 3—5
Henryville 0 0—0
P — Luke Hesse (Alex Lancaster), 4th minute.
P — Evan Scott (Edy Lutgens), 25th.
P — Edward Bobkowski (Scott), 57th.
P — Ryan Drury (Lutgens). 74th.
P — Scott (Billy Hoke). 79th.
CHARLESTOWN ADVANCES PAST CORYDON WITH PKs
MADISON — After two halves and two extra frames, Charlestown and Corydon Central needed penalty kicks to see who would be advancing in the Class 2A Madison Sectional.
Once it got to the PKs, Charlestown was a perfect 5-for-5 to earn upset over Corydon Central (9-2-3), 5-4.
Charlestown improves to 4-6-1 and will play the host Cubs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night in the second semifinal. Silver Creek will take on Scottsburg at 5:30 p.m. in the first semi.
CHARLESTOWN 2, CORYDON CENTRAL 1
Charlestown 1 0 0 0 1—2
Corydon Central 1 0 0 0 0—1