Boys Soccer: Keenan Walsh’s late goal seals win for Carmel

Updated: September 26, 2012 8:25PM

It was a case of better late than never for Carmel on Wednesday.

Locked in a scoreless tie with Nazareth for 79 minutes, Carmel finally converted on a scoring chance with just under one minute remaining. Keenan Walsh netted the game-winner on an assist from Michael Scheer as the Corsairs beat Nazareth 1-0.

Carmel generated most of the offense in the game’s second half, pushing the ball into the Nazareth box numerous times. The lone goal of the game started with outside midfielder Luciano Consdorf-Mozzone tapping a ball to Scheer from the left back. Scheer took it across the centerline, zipping a pass to the racing Walsh, who grounded a shot just inside the goalie box from the left side. The ball rolled in front of the goal all the way to the other side, finding the net just inside the right bar.

“All day he’d (Walsh) been cutting inside. I pulled him off the field and said ‘Keenan you got to take it outside then move in late.’ And he did that,” said Carmel coach Ray Krawzak. “We outplayed them. It was only a matter of time before we scored.”

The game was for sole possession of third place in the East Suburban Catholic Conference. Carmel (6-6-1, 3-1) now is in position to make a run, with games against fourth-place Marist (Saturday) and second-place Benet (October 3) next.

“We have a couple of hard games coming up. Those will be the deciders,” said Krawzak. “If we can win, we have a good a chance as any to win (conference).”

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