The Rising Sun Shiners took control of their Ohio River Valley Conference title hopes with a pair of road wins last week in Jefferson County.
The Shiners opened with a 4-0 win over Shawe on Wednesday in Madison.
Rising Sun opened the scoring with 14:12 left in the first half as a defender scored an own goal trying to clear the ball away from Bryant Housemyer.
The Shiners made it 2-0 on a Housemyer goal with 4:53 left in the first half after a throw in from senior Tyler Walton.
Heavy rain dampened the second half but Rising Sun was able to add two more goals. Tristan Brown scored off an assist by Angelo Gallegos with 2:44 remaining. Gallegos closed out the scoring with 6:18 left on a long throw in from Derrick Eldridge.
Wyatt Buschle scored in the closing minute but the goal was disallowed because of an offside call.
Matt MArtini had threesaves in goal.
The win set up a showdown with Southwestern (Hanover) on Friday.
Southwestern took a 1-0 lead five minutes into the contest. Rising Sun evened the score on a Tristan Brown score off an assist from Eldridge with 16:42 on the clock. Housemyer made it 2-1 on an assist from Jake Bovard with 2:17 until intermission.
Southwestern’s Edi Tovar (co-ORVC player of the week with Housemyer) put the home team ahead with a pair of goals before Gallegos tied the score at 3-3. Rising Sun gained the win on Housemyer’s second goal of the night with 4:57 left. Nick Koons had the assist.
Martini had two saves.
The win gave Rising Sun a sweep of ORVC foes thus far this season and handed Southwestern its second loss of the season.
Rising Sun returned home on Monday and started the second half of the conference season with a 5-0 win over Jac-Cen-Del.
Like it did 10 days earlier, the Shiners took a 1-0 halftime lead as Tristan Brown delivered a corner kick that was headed in by Angelo Gallegos with 15:19 left in the half. Senior Scott Webb had crossed the pass that was knocked out of bounds by the defense to set up the corner kick.
The Shiners finally got some breathing room with a pair of quick second half goals by Brown and Housemyer. It was 4-0 after Gallegos found Housemyer at the 19:40 mark. Brown added the final goal with :21 left. Mike Vecchiola added an assist.
Martini recorded a pair of saves for his sixth shutout of the season.
Rising Sun was at home this week on Wednesday against Milan before hosting Shawe for homecoming on Friday at 6 p.m.
The Shiners are 7-0 in ORVC play and 9-1-1 overall. They will travel to South Ripley on Monday to face the Raiders who defeated Southwestern earlier this season and tied them 3-3 on Wednesday. Rising Sun’s final road game will be at Switzerland County on Wednesday before a rematch with Southwestern in the home finale on Friday, Sept. 30th.