Centre, Danville boys triumph

September 07, 2004

Centre College overcame a second-half deficit to beat Albion College 3-2 Sunday in Crawfordsville, Ind., to win the Wabash College Invitational.

After falling behind 1-0 early in the second half, the Colonels (3-0) got a tying goal from Stan Simek and two goals in a 90-second span by David Horne to take a 3-1 lead.

"We knew this would be a tough game," said Centre coach Jeb Burch. "Both sides tried to get a feel for things in the first half, but we were getting an idea about what we wanted to do."

After Albion went ahead 1-0, Brad Borough passed to Kevin Brown who was taken down by an Albion defender to give the Colonels a penalty kick that Simek made.


Todd Davis got the assist on Horne's first goal at the 80:29 mark while Brown got the assist off a corner kick on the goal at 82:05.

"Those were two special goals by David Horne that we really needed," Burch said.

Burch praised freshman defender John Templeton for his play along with Brown, Simek and Borough. He also credited his bench for helping to wear down Albion in the second half.

Goalkeeper Chris Creger had five saves. Centre outshot the losers 13-9.

"After scoring only 31 goals all last season, we have 10 in our first three games," Burch said.

Centre will host the University of Chicago Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Bob Allen Nissan Classic. The Colonels lost to the Division III school last year in Chicago.

High school

Host Danville blanked Middlesboro 4-0 Monday in the Region 15-16 All "A" Classic to advance to Thursday's semifinal here against Corbin, which beat Campbellsville 6-0 in Monday's first game.

Chris Bright scored all four goals for the Admirals. Ross Hempel and Matthew Schulz had assists on the first two goals and Bright scored twice on breakaway shots.

"Chris is a real hustler and he just had a special game," Danville coach Gary Reynolds said. "We changed our starting lineup after losing to Boyle County Saturday and went with five freshmen. We got excellent play from all our defenders and Chris took care of the scoring. We pretty much dominated play."

Goalkeeper Matt Both had two saves as the Admirals had a 27-3 advantage in shots.

Danville and Corbin will play at 6 p.m. Thursday while Somerset will face Oneida Baptist in the second game. The winners will play Saturday at Admiral Stadium at 7:30 p.m. for the tournament title.

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