Vikings pull away with four goals early in the 2nd half, win 6-0
Wed, 09/30/2020 - 9:47am caleb
Soccer squad posts shutout victory vs. Kalkaska Blazers on Tuesday night at Grayling High School
Caleb Casey | Managing Editor
After a slow start, the Vikings scored four goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half, and Grayling High School’s varsity boys soccer team defeated the Kalkaska Blazers by a final score of 6-0 during Tuesday night’s Lake Michigan Conference game at Viking Stadium.
Neither squad scored in the first 33 minutes of regulation.
With 6:53 left in the first half, Eliot Boik scored for the Vikings.
The score at halftime was Grayling 1, Kalkaska 0.
The Vikings scored five goals in the second half, four of them within the first 10 minutes following the halftime break.
Boik scored 43 seconds into the second half. At the 38:01 mark, Anthony Harrington scored on a rebound following a shot by Jacob Schade.
With 34:12 left in the second half, Schade scored for Grayling.
A few minutes later, at the 30:37 mark, Schade scored on a pass from Peyton Scheer.
After 28 scoreless minutes, Ben Gardiner scored Grayling’s sixth goal of the night with a close range shot.
The Vikings won 6-0.
Goalkeeper Mitch Harrington had two saves.
“Tonight’s game wasn’t bad. Good adjustments. They clogged the middle on us and we had to adjust,” Coach Andy Moore said.
“Great to see Ben Gardiner score his first varsity goal. He came on late and has been working hard in practice,” Coach Moore said. “Caleb Baker had a heck of a game. A freshman. He’s coming on strong. Great touches tonight, working hard.”
The Vikings (8-3-2 overall, 4-2-1 league) will play at Harbor Springs at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 8.