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Saber boys return to action with two wins in two days
|Central freshman Keegan Lass prepares to take a shot during the Sabers’ 7-0 victory over Marquette Catholic at the Clinton Invitational. Lass was one of four Sabers to score a goal — Christian Hansen, Pablo Curiel-Garcia and John Stammeyer the others — against Anamosa as the Sabers avenged a lost from last year with a 4-0 victory. Photos by Ross Eberhart|
By Ross Eberhart
After a week away from competition, the Central boys soccer team got right back at it with a stretch of three games in two days.
The time off, though, proved to be just what the Sabers needed as Central won two of its three encounters.
The highlight of the stretch came on Friday as the Sabers hit the road for a date with Anamosa.
The Blue Raiders hosted Central last year as well and came away with a 2-0 victory.
Friday, the Sabers turned the tables on their hosts by making the most of their opportunities.
Central attempted 11 shots and put 10 of them on goal. Most importantly, the Sabers turned four of those shots into goals in an eventual 4-0 victory.
Each of the four goals came from a different Saber as Pablo Curiel-Garcia, Christian Hansen, Keegan Lass and John Stammeyer all found the back of the net in the victory.
Hansen assisted on a goal as well and tied Lass with three shots.
Senior David Holm also assisted on a goal in the game and so too did sophomore Lucas Block.
Felix Kirchgaessner and Stammeyer both had two shots in the game with Billy Dolan adding one.
One goal proved to be all Central goalkeeper Alby Saliu and the Saber defense needed as the group recorded its second shutout of the season.
Saliu had eight saves in the game for the Sabers, who were able to open the WaMaC East portion of their season with a victory.
The Sabers did not have to wait long to pick up their third shutout either as Central was able to topple Dubuque Hempstead 1-0 at Brady Street Stadium in Davenport.
The game proved to be a defensive battle with neither team able to mount much offense.
In fact, Central attempted fewer than 10 shots in the game and yet Saliu was not terribly busy either with just two saves in 80 minutes of work.
The game's lone goal came from Hansen, who was able to convert a penalty kick to give Central the only goal it needed.
Only a 2-0 setback to Davenport Central in the Sabers' other game on Saturday prevented it from being a perfect weekend.
The game was closer than the final score indicated as the Blue Devils scored one goal that Saber head coach Eduardo Garza felt should have been disallowed and another on a penalty kick after a disputable call.
Saliu played the first 30 minutes in goal during the game and had three saves before being forced to leave the field due to injury.
Dylan Hance took over from there and picked up two saves of his own over the final 50 minutes.
Hansen led the Sabers with three shots on goal, while Kirchgaessner had two of his own. Curiel-Garcia, Holm, Spencer Kerr, Lass and Stammeyer also had shots on goal for Central, who is 4-3 overall, 1-0 in WaMaC East play.
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