GOODY, Ky — The Belfry boys’ soccer team is off to a great start after they made it to 2-0 after defeating Paintsville 5-2 at home on Thursday evening.
The Pirates are two games into a four game home stretch and are showing promise for a great season. Tuesday evening the Pirates held their season opener against Prestonsburg and won the match 4-2 with the Blackcats only scoring on penalty kicks.
The Pirates over powered Piantsville in this match by attempting 20 shots at the goal compared to Paintsville’s 13 shots. Belfry’s goalie Elijah Williamson had 10 saves during the match while Paintsville’s Sam Smith only had eight saves.
Wilson Harris had a great showing in the season opener and he continued his performance again by scoring the first point for the Pirates in the 11th minute by penalty kick. Ethan Mills scored the next point on the board for the Tigers. The first half ended with a tie score of 1-1.
Christian Long began the scoring in the second half with an unassisted goal in the 43rd minute. In the 46th minute Dylan Brown added one more point for the Pirates on a penalty kick giving the pirates a two score lead over the Tigers. Noah McNamee scored in the 58th minute on a penalty kick to increase the Pirates lead. Henry Graden returned fire for the Tigers in the 71st minute on another penalty kick. Graden’s attempt couldn’t make up for the missing scores as Long added one more score in the 81st minute after a McNamee assist to end the match 5-2.
The Pirates handed Paintsville their second loss while Belfry grabbed their second win of the season. The Pirates will face Johnson Central on Monday and cap off their four game home stretch with Sheldon Clark on August 23, at 8:00 p.m.
(William Plaster is the sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News, he can be reached at 304-235-4242 ext. 2274 or at [email protected] on on twitter @sidplaster.)