Crouse, MC boys rally for win over Donegal

By on September 7, 2011

Manheim Central boys soccer coach Matt Schwartz sees sophomore Damon Crouse as being the type of player who could make it difficult for opponents to defend.

Last Friday, he was just that for Donegal.

The Barons’ scrappy forward scored two goals just 10 minutes apart in the second half as the Manheim Central boys overcame a 1-0 deficit to defeat Donegal 2-1 in their season opener at Manheim’s Elden Rettew Field.

The Central boys outshot the Indians 13-3 in the game, but it was Donegal who connected first, with Eric Ebersole scoring at the 22-minute mark.

The visitors carried that lead into the second half until Crouse got the equalizer with 12:00 elapsed in the stanza. Juniors Jacoby Brumbach and Jackson Crouse each picked up an assist on the play.

From there, the stalemate didn’t last long. In the 62nd minute, Damon Crouse again beat Donegal goalkeeper Ben Service, with Brumbach notching his second assist of the game and Bryant Myer also getting on the scoresheet.

Manheim Central had a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks and keeper Nick Johnston finished with one save between the pipes.

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