INDIANOLA — Newton High’s Cardinal boys played their final Little Hawkeye Conference soccer game Tuesday against host Indianola. It was Senior Night for the Indians.
“They wanted it more than we did,” Newton head coach Zach Jensen said after the Indians upended the Class 2A 14th-ranked Cardinals, 2-0.
“It was a pretty much a back-and-forth game until the final 10 minutes. They scored two goals at that time and it was a game, you could tell Indianola wanted it more.”
After a scoreless first half, the Indians got goals by Peyton Boozell and Carter Bussanmas in a two-minute span. The Indians had a 2-0 lead with eight minutes left in the game.
Sophomore Josh Meyer was pressed into starting in the goal for Newton on Tuesday. Jensen said the Cardinals’ starting goalkeeper freshman Caleb Lawson fractured his foot on Monday and will be out the rest of the season.
“Josh played well in the goal for us tonight,” Jensen said. Meyer, who will be in goal the rest of the season, had seven saves against Indianola (6-10/2-5 LHC).
Newton finished LHC play, 4-3, and is 9-6 overall.
“We need to regroup. We know Nevada is going to be a very good squad. They’ve knocked off several good 2A teams this season. We’ve got to be ready — forget about this loss,” Jensen said. “We got away from things we’ve been doing this year. We threw away those game plans tonight and went with something else which is not what we needed to do tonight.”
The Cardinal boys take on Class 1A No. 12 Nevada in a non-conference game at 7:45 p.m. Friday as part of Newton High’s Conquering Cancer Night at H.A. Lynn Stadium. The Newton girls play Boone at 4:30 p.m. to open the night.
Newton’s boys begin Class 2A Substate 7 play on Monday. The Cardinals host Ballard at 6:30 p.m. at H.A. Lynn Stadium.
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