Hitting the busy part of its season, the Crosspoint Christian School boys soccer team stayed undefeated, improving to 11-0 with wins over Heritage Academy, Fulton School (St. Albans) and Christian Academy of Greater St. Louis.
Crosspoint won Friday in Columbia, beating Heritage Academy, 4-1.
“This might have been the best game we played this year,” Coach Mike Hopkins said. “Our senior leadership really communicated well to pull some of our younger guys along. Caleb Windes, Alex Huff and Noah Craft were exceptional on defense.”
The Cougars were missing three starters including their leading scorer. Senior Nate Davis scored two unassisted goals to lead the team and junior Isiah Matlock stopped seven of eight shots.
Davis scored his first goal at the 10-minute mark, beating three defenders.
Freshman Les Rocha scored on a 22-yard free kick to make it 2-0 before the break.
Senior David Coroama converted a rebound of his own shot to put the Cougars up 3-0 11 minutes into the second half. Davis added his second goal four minutes later.
Crosspoint won 14-4 in St. Albans Thursday.
“The smaller dimensions of Fulton’s field gave us some trouble early on, and our spacing wasn’t great, but overall we played well,” said Hopkins. “We need to shore up our defense. We left Matlock facing too many easy shots.”
Sophomore Zach Alberson had three first-half goals to pace the Cougars.
Eight different players notched goals in the win including two from eighth-grader Seth Aholt and two from freshman Alex Marquart.
Alberson opened the scoring with his team-leading 21st goal eight minutes into the game, beating Fulton’s keeper to a loose ball and lofting it just over the goalie’s outstretched arms.
The Cougars were quick to add goals by Clay Williams and Luke Hopkins midway through the half and went into the break with a 6-2 lead.
Alberson scored his fourth hat trick of the season last Tuesday as the Crosspoint Christian Cougars recorded an 11-2 victory over Christian Academy of Greater St. Louis.
“We were short a couple of starters due to injuries and illnesses, but other guys stepped up,” Hopkins said. “Our younger players seem to be figuring out what we are trying to do here, and it’s been fun to watch their development this season.”
Alberson started the scoring barrage with his team leading 18th goal just a few minutes into the game, connecting on a pass from Rocha in the fourth minute. Rocha added a goal just two minutes later and assisted on a David Coroama goal later in the first half that ended with the Cougars in control with a 6-2 lead.
Seth Aholt, an eighth-grader, added two goals in the contest and Matlock made seven saves to earn the win for the Cougars.
The victory continued Crosspoint’s dominance of the Metro Athletic Conference. The team has won 41 consecutive games against conference opponents dating back to the 2014 season.