Boyle gets it done in 3-1 win over Ads

September 05, 2004|JILL ERWIN

It wasn't a perfect game for either soccer team, but Boyle County's boys did enough right to come away with the Constitution Cup for the second straight year.

Boyle managed only 12 shots against Danville Saturday night, but three of them were on target for a 3-1 win over the Admirals.

The Rebels have won both games since the Constitution Cup was instituted last season.

"It's really big to the kids," Boyle coach Greg Conley said. "This is all emotion right here. Danville has a good team, and by the time we get to district, I'm sure they'll be ready."

"This is a big motivation. We've looked forward to this all season," sophomore Adam Stuart said. "Both sides played a good game tonight."


The Rebels (2-1, 1-1 29th District) broke into the scoring column first when Patrick Morgan scored in the 32nd minute. Eric Curtis went up for a header and was met by Danville goalkeeper Matt Booth. The ball sailed up in the air and Morgan was able to follow with a header with 8:49 to play in the first half.

It was the only goal in the first half, as each team missed out on several close chances.

In the seventh minute, Boyle's John Frauenhoffer's header went just high and Jameson Gay of Danville (1-2-1, 1-1) missed a header wide left just two minutes later.

After Morgan's goal, Boyle had a strong chance to go up 2-0 with just over three minutes left in the first half. Tom Valade took a shot that Booth tipped up into the crossbar, and the follow went high over the goal.

Biggest goal came early in second half

But the biggest goal of the game came nine minutes into the second half. Boyle's Alex Rice made a throw-in and Patrick Morgan stepped over it, allowing Stuart to send it into the back of the net.

"That was a real momentum-swinger there," Conley said. "After that, we were able to start doing the things we work on in practice. We were able to play possession instead of through balls."

Danville cut the deficit in half when freshman Michael Ward took a pass from Chris Bright and scored in the 55th minute.

But that was the only time Danville would score. It was a disappointment for coach Gary Reynolds, who saw his team play its best game of the season Thursday in a 1-1 tie with Tates Creek.

"We just had no intensity from the get-go, from the start to the finish," Reynolds said.

Boyle took advantage of a lax Danville defense to score its third goal. Alex Rice lined up a direct kick for the Rebels and quick-kicked it to score before the Ads' defense had a chance to set up.

"We'll definitely take a look at that," Reynolds said. "It was just a lack of getting ready. I give the kid credit. He played the ball the way I would want one of my kids to play it."

Ben McClain had 13 saves in goal for Boyle, and Conley said it was a big game for his senior.

"This was the best game he's played in his entire career," Conley said.

"This was just a big game," McClain said. "This was a real team effort."

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