Boyle's Farmwald scores four goals in 10-0 win

August 22, 2003|JILL ERWIN

STANFORD - Anyone looking at the final score of Thursday's match might assume coach Boyle County coach Greg Conley would have been happy with his team's season-opening win.

If they did, they would be wrong.

Conley was unimpressed with his team's play in the first half against Lincoln County before the Rebels regrouped to score seven second-half goals in a 10-0 win over the Patriots.

Nick Farmwald scored four times for Boyle, and senior Ryan Thomason scored his first two goals of his career in Boyle's win. But the first half was still not good enough for Conley.

"Actually I was really disappointed in the first half," Conley said. "We didn't come out and do the things we should be doing. We started playing direct soccer and launching the ball. I've been telling the guys for three weeks to play it on the ground, use short passes, give-and-gos. We have goals this year. If we're going to reach those, we have to be consistent every game."


Thurman took over Lincoln team less than three weeks ago

Lincoln coach Lindsey Thurman, who took over the team less than three weeks ago, said it was good to hear that the Patriots were able to disrupt a little of what Boyle was trying to accomplish.

"It sounds like our guys were doing things to create some disturbances in what they wanted to do," Thurman said. "Our kids need to know that, and I'm going to tell them that we did not make it easy for them in a sense."

Things looked easy for Boyle. The Rebels controlled the ball on the Patriots' end of the field for the majority of the game, and Farmwald scored his first goal less than five minutes into the game.

"We've got to find a way to get the ball on the other end," Thurman said. "We have to learn how to pass the ball better and use our feet better."

About 10 minutes later, Alex Rice followed with a goal after dribbling through the Lincoln defense. Farmwald ended the first-half scoring with a goal in the 39th minute.

"Nick's blossomed in the last year"

"Nick's blossomed in the last year," Conley said. "Not only his leadership, but his physical play and his willingness to score from wherever. He'll pull the trigger from 35 yards out, accurately."

Farmwald continued his scoring in the second half, putting two more shots into the net. Patrick Morgan, Roland Achenjang and Max Gideon each also scored once along with Thomason's two goals.

With Boyle leading 6-0, Farmwald, Thomason and Gideon each scored in the span of one minute.

"To win like that in your first game, to start a season like that, is good," Farmwald said. "Our depth will help us."

Conley was just happy to see his team come out and do what it was supposed to do in the second half.

"We were stringing four or five passes together and most of those passes were below the knees," Conley said. "This group of seniors were sophomores when I got here. They've been with my system for a long time, we understand each other. We have four captains that are leading us in the right direction."

Thurman said he saw some positives from his players, and he just wants to continue to work on those.

"I think the kids gave a good effort," Thurman said. "When a team scores on you, it takes a little wind out of you. When a team scores again, it takes a little more wind. But they're out there giving good effort. We're just going to keep working and staying optimistic."

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