Pacer boys soccer suffers tough losses during week
The Switzerland County High School boys soccer teams have been busy so far early in this season.
Here’s a look at recent action:
Last Thursday evening, August 17th, Switzerland County lost a close game to the Lawrenceburg Tigers by a score of 1-0.
The two teams battled hard for a scoreless first half as the Pacers had several opportunities to score but could not find the back of the net. The Tigers were also held scoreless as they also had their opportunities.
Lawrenceburg was able to score the only goal of the game about 10 minutes into the second half and they were able to hold on for the victory.
“The effort was solid tonight and gives this team things that we can work on going forward,” Coach David Todd said.
The junior varsity Pacers were able to pull out a 2-0 win over the Tigers jayvee squad in a 40 minute one half game.
This game saw a strong defensive effort as well as quality attacking offense from the Pacer squad. Goals were scored by Jack McClellan and Cooper Hon.
On Monday night, the oppressive heat delayed the game between Switzerland County and Jac-Cen-Del back by 30 minutes, and the delay didn’t help, as the two ORVC rivals battled the heat with the Eagles emerging with a 3-2 victory.
The loss was the second in a row for the Pacers.
Jac-Cen-Del opened up the scoring very early in the game with a score off of an assisted corner kick. The Pacers followed with a penalty kick by Cooper Todd — who was fouled in the box.
The Pacers then took a 2-1 lead with another Cooper Todd penalty kick that came from a handball in the box by the Eagles.
Right before half the Eagles found a way to score off of another corner kick to go into halftime 2-2.
Much of the second half was scoreless until about the 3:00 mark when the Eagles scored off of a through ball to get the final score of the game and finalize it with a 2-3 score.
Switzerland County is now 1-2 on the season with an 0-1 ORVC conference record.
Carroll County Jayvee
On Saturday, August 19th, the junior varsity Pacer team played Carroll County, and fell by a score of 3-0.
The Pacers gave up two goals in the first half and the Panthers scored another goal in the last 30 seconds of the game.
Their next game is August 30th as they travel to Madison for a 6 p.m. start of a jayvee-only contest.