The Chariton varsity boys soccer team fell to Creston, 2-1, in their season opener at Creston April 2.

Creston is an experienced team that returned many of their starters from last year. The game was back and forth in the first half with neither team being able to score before halftime.

“We had some really good opportunities to score in the first half, but were unable to do so,” Chariton Head Coach Cole Pierschbacher said.

In the second half, Creston was able to make some adjustments to their defense to limit some of Chariton’s opportunities on offense.

In the 65th minute, Creston scored on a really nice shot from about 30 yards out that floater over the Chariton keeper Edwin Soriano’s hands and into the back of the net. Creston wouid score again on a corner kick in the 75th minute of the game to take a 2-0 lead.

Chariton kept battling and responded with a goal from a corner kick in the 77th minute. Cameron McDonald sent in a nice cross on the corner and Noah Weaver headed it into the goal to make the score 2-1 Panthers. The Chargers couldn’t find the back of the net again and wound up falling by one.

Read the April 11, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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