GREENFIELD — The teenager born over 4,000 miles away from Central Indiana is now the most prolific goal scorer in the history of Mt. Vernon boys soccer.
Mouhamed Konate tallied the first score in his team’s 3-0 victory at Greenfield-Central Thursday, giving him 17 goals on the season and 66 for his career — one more than 2008 MV graduate Eric Myers.
The senior striker is one score shy of the Hancock County record set by 2007 New Palestine graduate Alex Aust.
Konate, better known as ‘MoKo,’ scored 24 goals last fall to establish the program’s single-season mark. His goal on a self-created breakaway with 24 minutes and seven seconds remaining in the first half was all still undefeated 2A No. 18 Mt. Vernon (9-0, 5-0 Hoosier Heritage Conference) would need Thursday.
“It feels good and it means a lot. I’ve been working hard since the beginning to not only get this record, but to help my team so we can be where we’re at right now,” said Konate, who scored eight goals his freshman year and 17 his sophomore season. “Everybody’s been supporting me. My teammates help me get the goals. The coaches. The fans. It’s amazing.”