Highland boys’ soccer splits pair of contests


By Rob Hamilton

roberthamilton@aimmediamidwest.com

Highland’s boys’ soccer team suffered a 9-0 loss at home against Whetstone on Monday. The Braves scored four goals in the first half and added five more in the second to claim the win.

“Whetstone gave Highland a clinic on ball control and moving in space during the game,” said coach John Sachleben. “They are a seasoned side with plenty of quality players up and down their roster. The Highland boys played hard as always and got better because of the experience.”

The Scots got in the win column on Wednesday at the expense of host Galion. The Scots picked up their goal in the second half on a penalty kick by Garrett Milburn, while goalie Zach Rogers made 16 saves to preserve the win.

Sachleben noted that a lot of players on the team gave great efforts to earn the win.

“The win was a total team effort with strong performances by Austin Smith, Ben Rinehart, Alex Presley and Jon Sparks,” he said. “Zach Granger and Kahlil Karya were their usual steady selves in the middle. Newcomer Brennan McLaughlin was solid as well.”

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