Scoring blitz pushes Pacers past Shiners


Scoring blitz pushes Pacers past Shiners

  On Saturday morning, September 2nd, the Switzerland County boys varsity soccer team defeated Rising Sun by a score of 7-0.

  Pacer head coach David Todd said that both teams came out with a lot of energy and focus, as the game remained scoreless for a large part of the first half.

  That changed quickly, as towards the end of the first half the Pacers went on a scoring frenzy, finding the back of the net four times.

  The game went to the break with Switzerland County holding a 4-0 lead.

  The second half started much like the first with not a lot of early scoring, but the Pacers were able to score three more times in the second for the final score.

  Cooper Todd ended the game with four goals and one assist. Ashton Purvis and Isaiah Dayadharum both had a goal and an assist. Austin Johns scored a goal; and Mason Peelman, Ethan Rose, and Isaac Williams all contributed an assist.

  Switzerland County out shot the Shiners 27-14.

  The Pacer defense put up its third shutout of the year.

  “The team is adjusting to a new formation and it was advantageous today,” Coach Todd said.

  Switzerland County is now 3-2 on the season and 2-1 in the ORVC.

South Ripley

  On Tuesday, August 29th, Switzerland County traveled to South Ripley and came home with a 3-0 victory.

  The Pacers had several opportunities early that went just wide of the net; but were able to open up the scoring in the first half with a goal from Cooper Todd — who beat a Raider left back to find the goal after a nicely placed assist by Grant Hall.

  A little later Ashton Purvis scored a goal by making a nicely placed left footed shot. The game went to half with a 2-0 lead for the Pacers.

  Switzerland County was able to score one more time as the ball found its way to the back of the net from a corner kick by Carson Griffith.

  Switzerland County out shot the Raiders 26-15.


  On Wednesday evening, August 30th, the Switzerland County Pacers junior varsity boys soccer team traveled to Madison to play Madison‘s jayvee team.

  The game was scoreless at the half as neither team was able to find the back of the net.

  Madison was able to find its first goal about midway through the second half and then scored again very shortly after. With less than two minutes to go, Madison scored the third goal to end the game with a 3-0 score.

  The Pacers JV squad is now 2-2 on the season.