Cats pour it on after halftime, rip No. 7 Mater Dei

From Herald Staff Reports

The rule is simple: When Caleb Williams scores two or more goals, the Jasper boys soccer team won’t lose. At least that’s the theory after six testings.

The senior has scored a pair of goals or more in a half-dozen games this season and the Wildcats have prevailed in each one of them, including Saturday’s 5-0 assault on Class 1A No. 7 Evansville Mater Dei in the Pocket City.

Then again, scoring from anybody — in any quantity — has typically spelled success for Jasper lately.

Williams upped his season total to 21 goals, having scored in all but two games for the Wildcats (12-1-1), who extended their shutout streak to 10 games. Heath Gudorf, Elliot Prange and Caleb Hurst tallied one goal apiece for Jasper, which slotted four second-half goals, while gaolie Cameron Craven (four saves) recorded the shutout.

In other boys soccer:

Patriots 2, Panthers 1: Donovan Aders and Sam Scherry provided the one-two punch with a goal each as Heritage Hills edged Corydon Central in Lincoln City to claim its third straight victory. Scherry and Seth Bolin assisted on the goals for the Patriots (7-4), who have outscored their three foes 16-3 since falling to Jasper.

Patriots 7, Wildcats 0: Karaline Staggs recorded her second hat trick of the season as Class 1A No. 12 Heritage Hills cruised past Mount Vernon in Lincoln City. Dria Oxley paired two goals with three assists, and Greer Neff and Paige Priest each collected a goal for the Patriots (8-1-1), who held their opponent scoreless for the sixth time this year.

Crawford County Invitational: In an invitational divided by class, Northeast Dubois senior Latesha Merkel recorded the fastest time (20:27) and place (second) for the Jeeps in Marengo.

Rachel Breitwieser and Lauren Betz both finished in the top 15 for seniors at 12th and 15th, respectively. Ashton Knies led the Jeep juniors at 14th, followed by Kelli Reutman at 19th. For the sophomores, Aubrey Knies was 11th while Jessica Kahle (13th) paced the freshmen.

For the boys, senior Justin Kahle’s 17:54 time led all Jeep runners and earned him eighth in his class. Luke Kerstiens was fifth in the junior division, while Seven Sermersheim (24th) topped the Jeep sophomores.

Individual results were not provided for Jasper, Southridge, Forest Park and Heritage Hills.

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