However, St. Pierre's goal was the only one for Olney in the second half as Effingham made an adjustment at halftime to slow the team down after a three-goal first half.
Burckhartt said Effingham started playing the ball wider on the field, and his midfielders struggled with more movement.
“With Effingham moving the ball all the time, wearing (our) guys out, we started getting a little lazy and tired, and we weren't stepping up to the ball as much,” Burckhartt said.
Witges said his team played much better after the first 30 minutes of the game that left them in a 3-1 hole, but senior Austin Wenthe headed in a goal with eight minutes left in the half.
“(Effingham) definitely won the second half,” Burckhartt said. “We knew – I told (my team) at halftime, 'This game will be a barn burner.'”
Effingham falls to 4-4-1 this season and will be back in action on Monday against Teutopolis.
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Olney 3 1 4
Effingham 1 2 3
Goals: Madden (38:02), Wenthe 2 (31:31, 8:37), Hahn (19:10), Keller (13:25), St. Pierre (0:45), Effingham team (8:56)