MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour boys’ soccer had a really good month of September. The Bulldogs won seven matches in a row before falling to Urbana 4-1 on the last day of September.
M-S sits at 11-3-1 overall and a perfect 6-0 in Apollo Conference play. The Bulldogs curerntly own a two-game advantage over second-place Mount Zion.
Urbana 4, M-S 1. The Bulldogs’ seven-game win streak came to an end on Monday when Urbana outlasted the Bulldogs 4-1. M-S trailed 4-0 early and then just couldn’t get shots to fall.
Head coach Jeremy Davis called the performance, “pretty lackluster.” Eli Warren had the lone goal for M-S. Nate Lundstrom had the assist.
M-S 7, Danville 0. Davis called the Bulldogs’ performance against Danville a “blitzkrieg” after Janda, Jones and Warren all scored goals within the first five minutes of the game. After 10 minutes, M-S was already up 7-0.
Jones finished with a hat trick to pass 50 career points. Warren had two goals but he also had four assists. Janda had two goals. Caleb Benedict also got in on the fun with one goal.
Lundstrom added two dimes, and Sam Henrichs had an assist.
They improved to 11-2-1 on the year.
M-S 9, Taylorville 0. Here come the Bulldogs. M-S boys’ soccer cruised to a 9-0 victory over Taylorville last Thursday. M-S is now 6-0 in the Apollo Conference and owns a two-game lead over Mt. Zion.
The Moore brothers and the Creel brothers anchored a strong M-S defense. Charlie and George Moore and Luke and Jacob Creel have settled the M-S defense down after some issues early in the season.
M-S jumped out to a 5-0 halftime lead. Kadyn Jones had a four-point night to close within two points of 50 career points. Jones had two goals and two assists.
Warren had a hat trick and an assist. Janda chipped in one goal and two assists.
Senior keeper Sam Knight scored his first career goal too.
“Janda was able to use his speed to penetrate behind the defense,” Davis said. “The keeper shifted over to block his shot, but Jacob was able to steer the ball through the labyrinth of chasing defenders to find Knight. Sam struck it clean into the side to celebrate his first high school goal for the Bulldogs.”
Keagon Ashby pitched a shutout in net. It was his third of the year.
“Corey Cebulski currently has most the career and season total of clean sheets at six,” Davis said. “It looks like sophomore Ashby will be able to challenge that record at some point.”
Lundstrom and Colten Brunner both had goals, while Lundstrom also had one assist. Clayton Gibson and Logan Woodward also had one assist.
M-S challenged Charleston on Thursday, but results weren’t available at press time. On Saturday, M-S will play at 11:30 a.m. at Champaign Central. Mattoon will come to Mahomet for a 6:30 p.m. tilt on Tuesday. M-S will hit the road to play at Mount Zion at 6 p.m. Oct. 10.