The Switzerland County High School boys varsity soccer team has had a busy week. Here’s a rundown of the action:
– The Switzerland County Pacers faced the Scottsburg Warriors last Tuesday night, August 26th.
Senior Ben Curran scored the first goal for the Pacers in the first half. He was assisted by fellow senior Zac Park. The Pacers then went on the defensive, not seeing another goal opportunity until the second half, when Ben Curran scored two more goals.
Goals were also scored by Zac Park and sophomore Nick Braun. Ben Curran, freshman Kenyon Bledsoe, and freshman Bailey Bennett each came away with an assist.
Unfortunately, the Pacers weren’t able to make up the deficit offensively, and fell to the Warriors by a final score of 9-5.
– Last Thursday night, August 28th, the Pacers traveled to Rising Sun to face off with the Shiners.
After a rough start in the first half, Switzerland County pick up its level of play in the second half. Sophomore Justin Green, saved 13 total shots in goal total; nine of which came in the second half.
The final score saw Rising Sun pull out the win by a final score of 7-0.
– Switzerland County came home on Tuesday night for a match up with conference rival South Ripley.
A sudden downpour just before the game made for some very wet conditions that the Pacers just weren’t ready for.
The Pacer coaching staff said that the team seems to be improving with every game, and took more shots on goal than all other games combined.
Sophomore goal keeper Justin Green, had a great game with 17 saves. The Pacers fought hard, but the combination of rainy conditions and a more experienced opponent proved too much to overcome in one night.
The final score was South Ripley earning the win by a 4-0 score.
The Pacers return to action tonight (Thursday) at home against the Milan Indians.
- Brenna Green