Indy Eleven finally discover scoring elsewhere to recover 1st place in Group E
The scoring dilemma became exacerbated Wednesday night when Pasher wasn’t announced in coach Martin Rennie’s starting 11, nor was he offered on Indy’s bench. To puzzle matters, neither was defender Neveal Hackshaw, one of the group leaders in minutes and a member of the 2019 All-League First Group.
Somebody required to step up for Indy, and someone did.
The Eleven topped Sporting KC’s reserve side 2-1 to recover the top area in Group E simply four days after relinquishing it to Louisville City FC.
The Eleven also finally have a second multi-goal scorer in Nick Moon. The 24-year-old striker collected a long pass from Ayoze, juked his defender and blasted the ball into the SKC II net in the sixth minute to tape his second tally of the season.
” It simply isn’t actually what you would anticipate at this point in the season certainly apart from Pasher,” Rennie stated of the lack of goals beyond his leading scorer. “It’s something that we talked about the other day, something that we need to surpass.
” We require more individuals scoring objectives for us.”
In the second half, forward Jeremy Rafanello included another for Indy. The youngster volleyed in a low, bouncing ball from Carl Haworth.
Sporting KC II answered late through Tyler Freeman on a free kick that offered Indy goalkeeper Evan Newton long shot. A number of SKC II players huddled up in front of Freeman, just to peel off at the last second as he curled a shot over the wall into the leading corner.
But even without the steadying presence of Hackshaw, the defense holds on to the one-goal lead to move the Eleven back atop Group E.
Rennie provided few details on what ailments kept Pasher and Hackshaw from dressing however didn’t sound worried long term.
” I’m not absolutely sure, however ideally quite soon,” Rennie approximated of their timetables. “Hopefully (they) should not be out too long. I would hope by the next video game, but I do not really know yet.”
The Eleven will return to Lucas Oil on Sept. 16 to play Louisville City FC.
If the Eleven want to reverse their resist Louisville, they’ll require to continue to find scoring from sources aside from Pasher.
” We were missing a couple of guys today,” Moon said. “A few of us needed to step up on the scoresheet and put a few away and we did it. I don’t know, that’s simply – we understood we needed to do it.”