The Carroll boys soccer team finished its 2020-21 regular-season campaign with an 11-2-2 record Oct. 1, defeating Concordia 3-1.
The Chargers ranked No. 9 in Class 3A, while the Cadets ranked No. 3 is Class 2A.
All three of Carroll’s goals came in the first half. Junior Evan Jester scored the first just 10 minutes into the game, off an assist by Eli McInturff. Senior Rylan Lochmueller scored an unassisted goal 20 minutes in, and just two minutes later, senior Tyler Korn scored on a pass by fellow senior Eric Hull.
Concordia’s Aiden Boersma scored the final goal of the game in the second half, with the assist by Elijah Macke.
Senior goalkeeper Logan Gonzalez played 60 minutes in the game for Carroll, recording four saves and allowing no goals. Garrett Werling had seven saves for the Cadets.
Carroll drew East Noble (7-6-2) in the first round of the DeKalb Boys Soccer Sectional, which was scheduled to begin Oct. 5. The semifinals are Oct. 7 and will be played at 5 p.m. by the winners of Carroll’s matchup and a first-round game between DeKalb (3-12-1) and Northrop (5-5-3). North Side (7-7-3) and Snider (10-5-1) will meet in the other semifinal game at 7 p.m.
The sectional championship is 7 p.m. Oct. 10.
This year is the first season the Chargers have had fewer than three losses since the team went 14-1-3 in 2013. Prior to that, the program went 16 straight seasons with at least three losses, dating all the way back to a 15-2-4 campaign in 1996.
Carroll has won sectional titles the last two years, ending a 6-year tournament drought that started in 2012.