Boys soccer earns
first ORVC win
The Switzerland County Pacer boys varsity soccer team earned two big wins during the past week.
• On Monday, September 23rd, the Pacers won an exciting, back and forth, game over Southwestern by a score of 4-3.
“Our boys came out a little flat, letting the Rebels score early in the first half,” head coach Brian Grigsby said. “Freshman Levi Curlin tied the game for us with a well placed shot.”
Grigsby said that Pacer Keeper Dallas Snider was injured 20 minutes into the game, which forced Switzerland County to play less experienced goalies the rest of the game; as backup keeper Austin Wolf was injured in a previous game.
Grigsby said that Southwestern capitalized on the Pacer inexperience in goal, scoring shortly after the change; but JW Goldsberry tied the game for the Pacers on a penalty shot, which ended the first half in a 2-2 tie.
The second half started with Southwestern scoring, but the Pacers answered with a goal from Zach Nead. Curlin then put the game winner in the back of the net late in the game giving Switzerland County its first conference win of the season.
Grigsby spotlighted Pacers Ben Hicks, Damian Breeck, Jacob Wolf, Ben Smith, Nathan Furnish, and Patrick Stow for helping earn the win by playing tough defense.
Last Wednesday, September 18th, the Pacers defeated Greensburg by a score of 4-2.
“Our boys came out ready to play, with Mike Stanton opening the scoring in the first five minutes,” Grigsby said. “The Pirates score later in the first half to tie the game; but the Pacers continued to press Greensburg in the second half, with Mike Stanton, JW Goldsberry, and Damian Breeck all finding the back of the net.”
Again Grigsby praised the overall team effort, with Austin Bosaw helping to support the offense; while Jacob Wolf, JW Goldsberry, Ben Hicks and Ben Smith played tough on defense.