The Pirate boys soccer squad opened their season with encouraging results as they swept their first pair of matches of the young season. At Frenchtown, the Pirates rallied to tie the game twice, then vaulted ahead with a pair of goals the final quarter segment of the contest.
Against visiting Loyola, the Pirates not only scored early, but often as they kept applying pressure at the visitor end of the field with volley after salvo until the twine was tickled at the back of the net. Alexis Guerrero, Robin Erickson and Michael Vergeront all scored braces (2 goals), while Mack Moderie, Bridger Wenzel, Alex Encizo and Erickson each dished out a pair of assists that set the table for their Pirate mates to dine on roasted ram.
Polson (2-0) will host visiting Eastern A contenders Billings Central and Laurel this weekend.
The following is the statistics from the last two boys soccer games:
Polson 11, Loyola 0
Loyola 0 0 0
Polson 5 6 11
P g Alex Encizo (a Alex Wall-Wilbert) 11
P g Alexis Guerrero 14
P g Robin Erickson (a Mack Moderie) 15
P g Michael Vergeront (a Moderie) 20
P g Moderie (a Erickson) 27
P g Connor Lanier (a Encizo) 41
P g Erickson (a Bridger Wenzel) 52
P g Vergeront (a Encizo) 56
P g Linde Lambson (a Wenzel) 61
P g Guerrero (a Erickson) 62
P g Brayden Mueller (a Russ Smith) 77
SHOTS (on goal) Loyola *8(5), Polson *32(26).
SAVES L16 (Daniel Kaleva), P*5 (Russell Smith).
CORNERS L2,Pna. FOULS na. CARDS L1y.
Indiv sh(SOG) Vergeront 8(6): wide15,wide50 (2x5,12,g,g,75); Lambson 6(3): wide10,ovr45,ovr54(6,13,g); Guerrero 5(2): wide27,29,63; Moderie 3(2): ovr26(27,g); Erickson (2), Lanier (2: 33), Mueller (2), Encizo 2(1):ovr48; Davis Smith wide59;Paris S. 1sh. Polson SVs (sog19,defl36,grab36,defl72,defl72), Pgk 3handles (9,2158). (Sa02Sep17)
Asterisk (*) denotes stat variants derived from bleacher tally that differ from host venue sideline specs: L4sh/P26sh
Polson 4, Frenchtown 2
Polson 1 3 4
Frenchtown 1 1 2
F g Brock Diehl (a Jeff Jacobs) 23
P g Linde Lambson (a Davis Smith) 38
F g Diehl (a Tanner Field) 42
P g Michael Vergeront 44
P g Connor Lanier (a Mack Moderie) 56
P g Robin Erickson (a Alex Encizo) 67
Shots on goal Polson 11, Frenchtown 8.
Saves Polson 5 (Russell Smith), Frenchtown 5 (Quinn Murphy).
Corner Kicks Polson 2, Frenchtown 2.
Fouls Polson 8, Frenchtown 6. (Th31Aug17)
Stat specs based on host venue reporting. Some IDs may vary from actual scoring credits that could not be verified prior to presstime.