Boyle advances to district soccer championship

Danville falls in overtime

October 15, 2003

Boyle County advanced to the finals of the 30th District boys soccer tournament by defeating Taylor County 2-0 Tuesday night at Danville.

The Rebels (12-5-1) will take on Marion County (10-6) Thursday at 7 p.m. in a rematch of last year's championship game. Marion beat Danville 3-1 in overtime Tuesday.

Boyle's goals were scored by Roland Achenjang and Eric Curtis, both in the first half.

"They shut us out in the second half even though we played much, much better in the second half," Boyle coach Greg Conley said.

"We outplayed and outshot them, but we just couldn't seem to find the back of the net."

Conley gave credit to Curtis and John Frauenhoffer for their play in the game.

Evan Rice and Ben McClain combined for the shutout in the Boyle goal.

Marion County 3, Danville 1, OT - At Danville, Marion scored twice in the first overtime period to end the Admirals' season.


The Knights and Ads (7-9-1) played to a 1-1 tie through regulation, but Marion broke through in the first 10-minute overtime period.

Marion got goals from Yuta Sakuzawa and Andrew Spalding in a span of one minute, 15 seconds in the first overtime period to pull away. Neither team scored in the second overtime.

"We were in this game all the way until they scored in the overtime period," Danville coach Gary Reynolds said.

"I could see a letdown a little bit. The kids played hard and did the best they could, we just kind of came up short this time."

Danville got on the board first on a goal by Miguel Magana with 30 minutes to play in regulation, but Marion answered less than a minute later on a breakaway goal by Dustin Mattingly.

Marion outshot Danville 12-7.

"One of our primary problems tonight was that I didn't feel like we challenged for 50-50 balls well enough to take control of the game," Reynolds said.

"We also didn't support our attack the way we should."

Reynolds praised the play of Magana as well as seniors Miles Garriott, Alex Gash and Adam Hoover.

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