Pacers pick up soccer victory, 3-1

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The Switzerland County Pacer boys varsity soccer team won its game on Monday night against the Milan Indians by a score of 3-1.

Head coach Brian Grigsby said that his team came to the field ready to play and began by controlling the pace of the game. At the midway point of the first half, Josh Yeary fed the ball to Anthony Dasis who shot it in the back of the net for the score, putting the Pacers up 1-0.

The second half began with Anthony Dasis returning the favor by feeding the ball to Josh Yeary, whose well placed shot on goal beat the Milan keeper within the opening two minutes of the half.

Josh Yeary wasn’t finished, though. He received the ball one more time and blasted a shot from the outside of the 18 into the side netting of the goal to put the Pacers on top 3-0.

Later, Milan did score on the Pacers after Switzerland County failed to properly clear the ball from a corner kick, resulting in one of Switzerland County’s own players accidentally hitting the ball into the Pacer net.

“Overall it was a well played game with tons of support from our fans,” Coach Grigsby said.

The team will be in action tonight (Thursday) at Lawrenceburg, with a starting time of 5 p.m.

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The Pacers were in action last Wednesday night at Jac-Cen-Del, losing 4-1.

Coach Grigsby said that the Pacers kept possession of the ball and took a number of shots in the first 10 minutes of the game, but could not manage a score.

Jac-Cen-Del opened the scoring around the 15 minute mark beating the defense with a cross ball; and the Eagles scored again on a one-on- one breakaway to make the score 2-0 at halftime.

Jac-Cen-Del wasted no time putting the ball in the back of the net in the second half, scoring within the first two minutes of the whistle.

Not to be outdone the Pacers continued to play hard according to their coach; and it paid off for the team when Trenton Ricketts took a long looping shot from about 30 yards out that sailed over the keeper’s hands, off the post, and into the back of the net for a score.

Jac-Cen-Del finished the scoring putting one more in the back of the net to make the final score 4-1.