IVC soccer takes down Princeton at home

Justin Miller
Connor Bogner goes for a ball in a recent game against Dunlap.

The Illinois Valley Central soccer team had another short week but the Ghosts made it a successful one by taking down Princeton in overtime.

“After the Dunlap loss where we didn’t show up and perform, our biggest focus was to make sure to come out and play a good game,” coach Pat Sell said.

Neither team could crack the code of the other side’s defense, and the teams made it to halftime without a score.

In the second half, Ghost goalkeeper David Wadi played like a brick wall and kept the Tigers out of the goal.

Unfortunately for IVC, none of the Ghosts found the Tiger goal and the teams ended the game tied scoreless.

To break the tie, the teams went to a place kicking overtime.

Princeton was able to fire three shots in the goal, but the Ghosts overcame the Tigers and score five to win, 5-3.

“I see that the team now understands the importance of good team defense,” Sell said.

The Ghosts next play Metamora at 6 p.m. Thursday at home.