Penalty kicks propel Lindbergh soccer team over Oakville


With a 3-2 advantage in penalty kicks, Emir Kandzetovic’s rocket shot on goal gave the Lindbergh High School boys’ soccer team a 4-2 lead and an eventual 1-0 win in penalty kicks over Oakville.

“What an exciting, hard-fought defensive battle,” Lindbergh head coach Scott Luczak said of the Sept. 9 game. “Unfortunately, it came down to penalty kicks.”

The win for Lindbergh (3-1, 1-0 Suburban West) marked the Flyers’ third straight win this season. But for Oakville (2-2-2, 0-1 Suburban West), the defeat marked the team’s first loss of the season. Oakville also lost to Chaminade the next day, but defeated Webster Groves 2-0 Saturday.

“It was certainly a back-and-forth game where pretty much both teams were trying to break through,” Oakville head coach Dave Robben said. “Lindbergh put a lot of pressure on the ball to keep us from converting.”

In the win over Webster Groves, Dino Galic scored the Tigers’ first goal in the first half. But it was Tim Lanfersieck who upped Oakville’s lead to 2-0 with a goal in the second half.

“I actually was not at the game due to having bronchitis,” Robben said. “But from every report I got from my assistants, we played well.”

The Tigers return to action at 6:30 p.m. today — Sept. 18 — when they travel to Marquette for a conference meeting with the Mustangs.

“Marquette is always a difficult team,” Robben said. “Over the last couple of seasons, they’ve been a team that’s been tough to get a win against.”

The Flyers also return to action at 4:15 p.m. today when they travel to Northwest.