Colts shut out by skillful Eagles

Sep. 24, 2013 @ 10:05 PM

Crossroads Christian allowed a goal on a deflection in the opening minute Tuesday and Cape Fear Christian Academy rolled on from there, taking a 6-0 win back to Erwin.

Crossroads fell to 2-6-0 in the 1-A Carolina Christian Conference and are in line for an eight-seed in the upcoming league tournament. The Colts would host the ninth seed in the opening round should they hang on to the eight-spot.

“Very skilled team,” Crossroads head coach Joshua Bogle said of Cape Fear. “Had several players that just had a really good touch on the ball, really good passes, good combinations. Their one-touch was really good.”

Cape Fear added its second on a penalty kick and led 2-0 at halftime.

“I felt like we should have been doing better,” said Bogle. “I think our guys came out a little flat and stayed flat. I think we should have played them better.”

The Eagles previously played to a draw with Community Christian of Wilson, a team Crossroads has a win over. The Colts’ other league win came against Cresset Christian.

Bogle said Ben Paul, Noah Carlson and midfielder Reid Sudheimer have been playing well as of late.

“Ben Paul is always big for us on defense,” said Bogle. “Noah Carlson in the midfield. Reid Sudheimer has been stepping up for us the last couple of weeks. I’d say those are the three that have stepped up the most in the last couple of weeks.”

Crossroads travels to Grace Christian of Sanford Friday.

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