Register Staff Report
The Patriots put on another impressive offensive display Thursday at home against Lincoln County.
Model scored three times in the first 14 minutes of the game and rolled to a 6-3 victory. Andrew Wylie scored three times and also added two assists.
Chris Wylie had a goal and an assist.
In two games this season, the Patriots have scored 14 goals.
“The offense is looking great,” Model coach Steve Savage said. “We getting some goals (from people) that we didn’t really expect. We’ve got some good young kids. Andrew Backus, he’s a freshman and he already has two goals. He’s doing that off the bench. That’s very pleasing.”
Rishav Aikat scored in the third minute off an assist from Andrew Wylie.
Andrew scored the next two goals, finding the net in the 13th and 14th minute.
Lincoln County got a goal late in the half, but Chris Wylie knocked in the rebound of a Noah Valencia shot in the 26th minute to give Model a 4-1 lead at the half.
Andrew Wylie scored from right in front early in the second half.
Lincoln County responded by scoring two goals in less than two minutes against a Model defense that features a couple of new starters and a new starting goalie.
“It’s a pretty big adjustment period, trying to get them all to communicate well (with each other),” Savage said.
Backus rounded out the scoring with about 10 minutes left. Chris Wylie went deep into the right corner before passing to Valencia, who found Backus alone in front of the net.
Levi Agee allowed all three goals, but earned the win in net.
Model (2-0) is set to action Tuesday at home against Franklin County.
Berea 9, Burgin 2
The Pirates rolled to an easy win on the road Thursday in their season opener.
Derek Castle scored three goals as Berea Community topped Burgin, 9-2. Neil Claytor added two goals and also had three assists, while Humberto Correa had two goals.
Austin Warford and Austin Rose also each had a goal.
Gabriel Gomez and Austin LaGrange split time in goal.
“It was a good confidence builder for us,” Berea coach Casey Poynter said. “We really have improved. It was a good win for us.”