Soccer Rebels roll to 4-1 win over Switzerland Co.
Saturday, September 07, 2013 5:00 AM
Southwestern's boys soccer team rolled to a 4-1 Ohio River Valley Conference win over Switzerland County on Friday in Hanover.
The Rebels jumped on the Pacers' defense from the outset and maintained pressure from the start. However, it was not until midway through the first half that Southwestern finally broke through for its first score of the game.
Coleman Jackson took a lead pass from Cam Rogers and worked his way through the Swiss defense where he was able to shoot the ball into the net for a 1-0 Rebel lead.
Southwestern kept grinding away at the Pacers' defense without success so when Switzerland County launched a counter attack later in the first half the ensuing goal tied the contest 1-1.
Southwestern finally broke through a second time to answer the Pacers' goal when, with a little under a minute remaining in the first half, Jackson collected a free ball away from the goal and weaved his way through the Pacer defense for a 2-1 halftime lead.
The Rebels continued their attack in the second half but achieved little success until just under 10 minutes remained in the game. The hosts finally wore the visitors down to score two quick goals in under two minutes.
The first score came from Austin Spray when he collected a loose ball in front of the goal and slid the ball into the net for a 3-1 lead. Edi Tovar then took a crossing pass from Michael Arberg and fired the ball into the net for the final 4-1 margin.
Southwestern, 4-1-1 overall and 4-0-1 ORVC, returns to action Tuesday when the Rebels host Milan for another ORVC contest.