The Greenfield-Central boys soccer team rallied for a 2-1 home victory in its season opener Tuesday night.
Conner Shaw’s goal leveled the score near half. Enrique Ferrara put the Cougars up for good with under a minute left to play in the second half, burying a feed from Luke Tuttle.
“The start of the second half was much better for us,” G-C coach Jared Manning said. “I felt we did a good job of maintaining our composure and really controlled possession.”
Brandyn Burkhart had six saves in goal.
“Overall, I’m pretty pleased with how we reacted and fought back,” Manning said.
Greenfield-Central hosts the Cougar Cup Saturday.
Mt. Vernon 3, Richmond 0
Rhyan Woods’ two goals paced the Marauders in their first game of the year Tuesday.
Mouhamed Konate added a score. Bobby Clone and Jacob Thomas had assists.
Logan Justus turned away two shots as the Mt. Vernon defense recorded a clean sheet.
“We hit every part of the frame and had crosses that we missed on by inches on numerous occasions,” MV coach Aaron Britt said. “Finishing was a little off all night, but we kept the ball, kept attacking and pushing, and got the result we wanted.”
The Marauders host New Castle (0-1) Saturday.
Guerin Catholic 4, New Palestine 0
The top-ranked Class A team in the state scored twice in each half to blank the Dragons in their 2013 debut Tuesday.
New Palestine coach Bobby Holden cited the play of Matt Ernster and Ben Richter as bright spots.
“Guerin Catholic is a very talented team,” Holden said. “We will continue to work as a team and get better.”
George Poppas scored twice for the Golden Eagles (1-1).
The Dragons open Hoosier Heritage Conference play today by hosting Yorktown.