HS BSOC: JPII earns weather-shortened road win

John Paul II boys soccer earned a strong road win on Friday, defeating Philip Simmons on the road 2-0 in a weather-shortened contest.

After a slow start in the first 10 minutes, the Golden Warriors took advantage of a PSHS red card on a tackle of Anthony Hill. Nic Richardson made the Iron Horses pay, burying the ensuing free kick from 20 yards out to go up 1-0. 

JPII struck again near the end of the first half on a gorgeous pass from Richardson to Hill, who sent a dazzling strike to the upper left corner. Just moments after halftime, the game was suspended due to lightning and was called a half-hour later, giving John Paul II the impressive road victory.

Evan Slusne made key saves in goal all game long and earned the well-deserved clean sheet for the Golden Warriors.

John Paul II (6-1, 3-0) travels to Beaufort Academy for a region matchup Tuesday..

By Wes Kerr

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