For the past 14 years, the Hatchet Classic has been a day where teams find out where they are at. The young Hatchets, now 2-1, of coach Quintin Myers found out Saturday that even a letdown of five minutes can be devastating.
Breaking a 1-1 tie Bloomington South scored three quick goals in those five minutes, the last one coming with 18:31 remaining in the game. The Hatchets had managed to score in the early minutes of the game when Francisco Rodriquez connected with a header on a corner kick from Alex Ruiz.
The Hatchets had topped Northview 2-0 in the morning game, getting goals from Austin Ghirardelli and Luke Raymond. South meanwhile was pummeled 3-0 by Evansville North in the morning game.
Evansville North captured the 15th Hatchet Classic championship with a 6-0 pounding of Northview. Though disappointed with some of the play, Myers still found some positive things to build on.
“We didn’t mark very well in the second half especially and allowed them too much time in the midfield,” Myers said. “We talked about that and what we need to do to adjust. Goalkeeper Brooks Brown was outstanding and if he wasn’t, it would have been a lot worse.”
The JV tournament was won by Bloomington South. The JV Hatchets picked up a 3-0 win over Northview but fell to South by a 1-0 score. The Hatchets move on Tuesday with a Big Eight match at Vincennes Lincoln.