Six different players score for GHS in 8-0 victory vs. Bobcats
Caleb Casey | Managing Editor
Grayling High School’s varsity boys soccer team built a 6-0 lead during the first half of Monday night’s game against the Houghton Lake Bobcats – the first home game of the 2018 season for the Vikings – scoring five goals in the first 16 minutes of regulation. Graying added two more goals in the second half, ending the contest early due to point differential rules and giving the Vikings an 8-0 victory.
Just over five minutes into the match, the Vikings got on the board with a goal by Eliot Boik. Five minutes later, Boik scored again, giving Grayling a 2-0 advantage. Mason Manning scored for the Vikings at the 28:13 mark, finishing with a shot past the goalkeeper in a one-on-one situation.
With 25:03 left in the first half, Andrew Walsh scored on a header off of a corner kick by Boik. Twenty-five seconds later, Matt Kuziel scored Grayling’s fifth goal of the contest.
With 4:29 remaining before halftime, Pali Feri scored for the Vikings.
After the first 40 minutes of regulation, Grayling had a 6-0 advantage.
With 26:05 left in the second half, Bill Tran scored on a header off of a corner kick by Feri.
A few minutes later, at the 23:52 mark, Feri passed to Tran in front of the net and Tran shot past the keeper for Grayling’s eighth goal, ending the game. The Vikings won 8-0.
“The fellas played with confidence,” Coach Brad Wagner said. “One of our goals in this game was to connect on combination play, and they did.”
Overall, the Vikings had six different goal scorers vs. Houghton Lake.
“That’s awesome,” Coach Wagner said.
On Monday, August 20, the Vikings opened their 2018 season with a 2-1 victory at Benzie Central.
Manning and Cameron Ketchum scored goals for Grayling vs. the Huskies.
The Vikings (2-0 overall, 0-0 league) will host Boyne City – a Lake Michigan Conference opponent – at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 6.