OSKALOOSA — Oskaloosa couldn’t get anything going when the Indians hosted Centerville Friday night at Lacey Complex.
The Indians lost to Ottumwa the night before 3-2 in a shootout that seemingly went forever. The Bulldogs won the shootout 5-4.
Thus it wasn’t surprising that Oskaloosa had trouble against the Big Reds.
“We were missing a few people and others came, stepped up and played hard as they could,” Oskaloosa coach Joe Bell said. “They can keep their heads up we’ll get them next time.
“A lot of the guys played 100 solid minutes of soccer last night so that definitely led to the loss.”
Centerville scored a pair of goals in a 2-minute span to take control of the contest.
Michael Schacher tallied a goal in the 20th minute then Jeremy Stufflebeem, who had the assist on the first goal, added an unassisted one a minute later for the 2-0 lead.
The third goal of the opening half came from Stufflebeem’s twin brother, Jesse, following a corner kick by Schacher in the 31st minute.
Bell said the Big Reds used their speed on the outside to get past the Oskaloosa defense and the Indians couldn’t adjust.
Centerville had a chance to make it 4-0 as Schacher attempted a penalty kick near halftime.
Oskaloosa goalkeeper Logan Ridenour made a diving save to his left to deny Schacher the goal. However, Ridenour missed the second half with an injured shoulder.
The Indians had a chance to get on the scoreboard in the second half as David Huggins put a shot on goal, but Centerville goalkeeper Colton Mihalovich made a save to preserve the shutout.
Oskaloosa travels to North Polk Tuesday night for its next match.
Centerville 4, Oskaloosa 0
C 3 1 — 4
O 0 0 — 0
C — Michael Schacher (Jeremy Stufflebeem assist), 19:34
C — Stufflebeem (unassisted), 20:50
C — Jesse Stufflebeem (Schacher assist), 31:00
C — Brenton Jackson (unassisted), 50:17
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