S. Carroll completes big sweep

September 16, 1994|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer

It's still early to be thinking about a passing of the torch, but the week South Carroll enjoyed could make some people think twice.

The No. 7 Cavaliers got a quick jump on their county competition, capped by last night's convincing 4-1 win over defending county champ Liberty in Winfield.

Last night's win comes two nights after their 3-2 victory against Westminster.

A quick start was exactly what Cavaliers coach Charlie Fazenbaker was looking for this season and his players responded.

Senior Adam Aulestia had a goal and set up two others to lead the Cavs past a very young Liberty team.

It's the first time the Cavaliers have beaten both Westminster and Liberty in the same season since Fazenbaker took over in 1990. And it all came in the first week.

"This is the kind of start we were looking for," he said.

"Westminster has a good team and Lee [Kestler] is a crafty old veteran who has some pretty good ballplayers over there at Liberty."

The Cavs, who have 13 players returning, got off to a slow start in 1993 before going 4-0-2 in their last six to finish 6-4-2 overall. They've picked up right where they left off.

They dominated most of the first half, looking a bit like last year's Liberty team with crisp one-touch passing. Liberty finished the 1993 regular season 11-0-1, but returns only three starters.

The Cavs took a 1-0 lead into intermission with a goal by Aulestia in the 18th minute.

It all started on an indirect kick from 35 yards out by Trond Fozen. He sent a long cross to the far post that John Eaton one-timed across the crease to Aulestia, who put it past Liberty sophomore keeper Zach Dietrich.

Liberty's best chances came late in the first half when Tony Berarducci had a chance at an open net, but defender Scott Ensor deflected it. Geoff Gursky had a chance at the rebound, but sailed his shot high. Moments later, Gursky had a header off a corner that South Carroll goalie Jason Petroski came up with.

The Cavaliers put the game out of reach on second-half goals by Martin Oswiecimka, off a feed from Aulestia, and a cannon shot from Dan Hughes to go up 3-0.

Liberty didn't quit and got on the board with eight minutes left when Eric Eldridge got around the right side and fed Mark Ozgar, who beat Petroski. South Carroll Brad Mattson closed out the scoring in the final minutes.

"They play very good ball," Kestler said.

"I've been here before and I've been on the other end and know how that feels. It's like the old saying, 'What goes around comes around.'"

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