Lacombe Rams roll over Olds for first win of season

JJ Dugan of the Lacombe Composite High School Rams battles with Sean Dougan of the Olds Spartans during Thursday afternoon Central Alberta High School Soccer League action at MEGlobal Athletic Park. The Rams edged the Spartans 3-2 to earn their first win of the season. Ashli Barrett / Lacombe Globe

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The Lacombe Composite High School (LCHS) Rams boys soccer team secured their first win of the season.

On Thursday, May 16, the team edged their Olds Spartans opponents 3-2 in a game where the team gave up a 2-0 lead.

“It was a close, hard-fought battle, but the boys persevered,” said Asst. Coach Reuben Konnik. “We got up, they (Olds) tied it, but we kept working and it was a good result.”

The Rams got out to an early 2-0 lead, but early in the second half, the Spartans tied the game up.

 

Fortunately,  the Rams would retake the lead and improve their record to 1-2-0 on the season, following a 5-0 shutout loss to the Lindsay Thurber Raiders and a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Central Alberta Christian High School Knights.

Nathan Swartz led the team with two goals, while Gavin Henkel had the other. Sean Dougan and Roshan Sedher had the goals for Olds.

The difference was not letting up on their opponents, as well as a concerted effort to use more of the field.

“They just kept their intensity up and we’ve been working a lot on passing,” said Konnik. “We’re trying to do too much in the middle. They were getting too narrow, but they’re starting to use the whole field now.”

The team will be in action again this Friday, May 24 against Notre Dame High School at MEGlobal Field at 4:15 p.m.

Boys Regular season schedule

  • May 2 – LCHS 0  LTCHS 5
  • May 3 – CACHS 2 Olds 1
  • May 6 – CACHS 4 LCHS 2
  • May 16 CACHS @ NDHS
  • May 16 – LCHS 3 vs. Olds 2
  • May 21 – CACHS @ HJ Cody*
  • May 24 – LCHS vs. NDHS
    4:15 p.m. MEGlobal Field
  • May 30 – CACHS vs. HHHS
    4:15 p.m. CACHS
  • May 31 – LCHS @ HJ Cody
    4:15 p.m. HJ Cody School
  • June 3 – CACHS @ St. Joseph
    4:15 p.m. Joseph School
  • June 3 – LCHS @ HHHS
    4:15 p.m. Collicutt East
  • June 5 – LCHS vs. St. Joseph
    4:15 p.m. MEGlobal Field
  • June 10 – CACHS @ LTCHS
    4:15 p.m. Lindsay Thurber
  • Central Alberta Zone tournament
    Saturday June 15
    Collicutt/Hunting Hills fields in Red Deer.

Girls regular season schedule

  • April 30 – CACHS 0 LCHS 1
  • May 3 – LCHS 6 HJ Cody 0
  • May 7 – NDHS 7 CACHS 0
  • May 9 – LCHS vs. LTCHS*
  • May 14 – LCHS @ HJ Cody*
  • May 22 – CACHS vs. LCHS*
    4:15 p.m. CACHS
  • May 28 – CACHS @ HJ Cody
    4:15 p.m. HJ Cody School
  • May 31 – CACHS @ St. Joseph
    4:15 p.m. St. Joseph School
  • May 31 LCHS vs. HHHS
    4:15 p.m. MEGlobal Field
  • June 3 – CACHS vs. HHHS
    4:15 p.m. CACHS
  • June 4 – LCHS vs. St. Joseph
    4:15 p.m. MEGlobal Field
  • June 6 – LCHS vs. NDHS
    4:15 p.m. MEGlobal Field
  • June 11 – LCHS vs. LTCHS
    4:15 p.m. MEGlobal Field
  • Central Zone tournament
    Saturday June 15
    Collicutt/Hunting Hills fields

*Scores not known at the time of press

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