Monmouth-Roseville edges Galesburg soccer team 2-1 Thursday

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MONMOUTH — The Monmouth-Roseville boys soccer team posted their 10th — and most impressive — victory of the season Thursday afternoon, topping the Galesburg Silver Streaks 2-1 at Pattee Fields.

The outcome was still in doubt to the final whistle, as Galesburg standout Matthew Roach brought the Streaks within a goal with 4:40 left in the game, flicking in a first-touch volley off a cross from Jacob Coon.

M-R built a 2-0 lead using the same formula for both goals — a pass from Rafa Francisco leading to an Ozzie Carmona goal. In the game’s 26th minute, Francisco looped a ball into the box to Carmona, who made one good move and blasted a shot past GHS goalie Caleb Johnson.

With just under 26 minutes to play in the second half, Carmona converted Francisco’s pass with a left-footed shot that bounced off the Galesburg defense but trickled into the goal before the Streaks could stop it, putting M-R ahead 2-0.

The evenly played game saw Galesburg hold a 13-7 edge in shots and a 5-4 edge in corners.

M-R will take a 10-5-3 record into its final two games of the regular season. The Titans host Roanoke-Benson on Monday and Orion on Tuesday.

Galesburg won the JV game 2-0.

This article originally appeared on Galesburg Register-Mail: Monmouth-Roseville edges Galesburg soccer team 2-1 Thursday