Dyk was pleased with his entire team's performance and singled out the play of Thiry and others.
"I can't name every player, because they all played well," Dyk said. "Josh Thiry was brilliant at striker. He held the ball, showed back as a target and even scored. Aaron Dini and John Hartmann were solid in the midfield and Marquee Dawson was a dangerous threat on the flank."
In the junior varsity game, the Cardinals came away with a 2-2 tie, despite outshooting the Colonels (4-1) in the first half.
Chris Heil scored one goal and some help on a goal that was headed from Mason Kirk to Marquess Dawson with 58 seconds remaining to force a decisive tie.
Jacob Scott had two saves for the Cards in goal.
"We started slowly and never achieved the pact that we needed to dominate the game," Clark junior varsity coach Bill Kirk said. "We allowed Bourbon to dictate the speed of the game, which led to our defense being caught out twice to give away soft goals."
Lady Cards 2,
Montgomery County 0
MOUNT STERLING - The Lady Cardinals snapped a two-game losing streak against the Lady Indians in the district opener.
Clark (4-5-1) got an early goal from Katie Sundall on an assist from Taylor Warren at the 14:28 mark, while Ashtyn Abner gave the Lady Cards a cushion with the team's last score of the contest at the 71:01 mark.
Clark coach Liz Denny was pleased with her team's performance on the road.
"The girls worked hard and together as a team," she said. "It was a very good effort from all of the girls. This was an important win for us."
Krista Greene had eight saves in goal for Clark and got some valuable help from her teammates.
"Our defense was much-better tonight," Denny said. "Krista made some big saves to preserve the shut out."
Montgomery County fell to 5-3-1 with the loss.
In the junior varsity game, Clark escaped with a 1-0 win and upped its record to 5-0 on the season.
Abner scored Clark's only goal at the 57:45 mark on an assist from teammate Caitlin Spencer.
"Our defense did a great job at keeping their fast forwards away from the goal," Clark junior varsity coach Kristin McCleese said.
McCleese added that her team must keep improving as a team to be successful.
"We have to start playing as a unit on the field, playing as a team and not (as) individuals."