Golden Hawk boys get victory
WELLMAN - The No. 6 in Class 1A Mid-Prairie High School boys’ soccer team rebounded from a loss on this past Monday to defeat their River Valley Conference opponent Monticello by a score of 7 to 1 last night.
The first half saw a lot of missed scoring opportunities for the Golden Hawks as they would dominate possession but not capitalize in the final third of the field. Mid-Prairie was able to take a 1 -0 lead into the break when Wyatt Cady found Nick Stimson for Stimson’s first goal of the year.
The Golden Hawks came out determined in the second half and wasted no time to get things going. Stimson made an assist to Jordan Ulin for Ulin’s second goal of the year just 45 seconds into the half. Three minutes later it was the all-state combo of Austin Errthum playing a backside through ball to Cady for Cady’s seventh goal on the year. At the 50-minute mark Errthum put the fourth goal for Mid-Prairie up with a strong finish just inside the penalty area.
The scoring for the Golden Hawks continued as Dustin Yoder was able to dump in the next two goals. Dayton Hall found Yoder for his first goal of the year and four minutes later Yoder was assisted by Andrew Bates. The final score of the game would come as Errthum beat two Monticello defenders and put a smashing ball past the Monticello goal keeper for his ninth goal of the year.
Spencer Shalla was the Golden Hawk keeper for the first 40 minutes of the game and allowed no goals with a save. Nathan Faselt finished the game with two saves.
The Mid-Prairie defense of Riley Sieren, Yoder, Ryan Errthum and John Adams were once again dominant and worked well together to provide the team with the win.
The Golden Hawks are now 7 – 2 overall, 1 – 2 in conference play. Mid-Prairie hosts its tournament on Saturday morning when Washington and Fairfield come to play.