Redbird soccer adds two more wins

Drew Veskauf TimesNewspapers
Metamora’s Clay Jones rushes the ball earlier this season.

The Metamora varsity boys soccer team added two more to the win column, but suffered a non-conference loss to Peoria Christian on the road.

The Redbirds are now, 4-3-1 for the season.

Metamora 8, Canton 0

In a M-I shutout against Canton, Metamora was able to pull through for an 8-0 victory.

Half of the Redbirds goals came from junior forward Clay Jones.

His first one went past the Canton goalkeeper at 8:35 and 11 seconds later, Jone rushed down for his second to give Metamora a quick 2-0 lead.

Nick Bradshaw was able to score the Redbirds third at 21:52 with an assist by Jones.

With two minutes left in the first half, Jones with an assist by Brad Herzog scored again.

In the second, Herzog pushed through early and scored with an assist by Jones just four minutes into the half.

Jones scored his last with assists by Lukas Beenders and Brian Payne in the 51st minute. 

Ian Conger was granted the assist off of Jake Pfister’s goal with 14 minutes on the clock.

The eighth and final was scored by Parker Phillips with four minutes to spare.

The Redbirds outshot Canton, 35-0.

Peoria Christian 3, Metamora 0

In a non-conference loss to Peoria Christian Thursday, the Redbirds fell, 3-0.

After the first half, Metamora held the Chargers to one goal in the 27th minute, but two additional goals in the second secured the shutout.

The Chargers outshot Metamora, 20-7. Josh Classen was in the net for the 80 minutes and made 17 saves.

Metamora 4, St. Thomas More 0

The Redbirds were able to pull out a win, 4-0, at Champaign to face St. Thomas More Saturday.

Herzog was able to get the first one past the goalkeeper in the 22nd minute for the only goal of the first half.

To start the scoring in the second, Conger, assisted by Herzong, scored eight minutes in.

Clasen bombed one from a goal kick minutes later, had one bounce and went in to make it 3-0. The last was put in by Jones in the 64th minute.

Metamora outshot St. Thomas More, 10-6.