The 15th-ranked Madison Central High School boys soccer team dominated Corbin, 7-0, Saturday night at Redhound Stadium.

Junior Vince Clay got the scoring under way at the 35:24 mark with a goal off an assist by Jim West. Five minutes later at the 30:30 point of the opening half, senior Nick Smith scored on a throw-in from the sideline from Clay to make it 2-0 Central.

Junior Garth Baxter scored the final tally of the first half, taking a pass from West and scoring at the 9:02 mark to put the Indians up 3-0 at the half.

Central wasted little time in the second half getting back on the scoreboard as Nathan Blum scored off a rebound shot after Redhound goalie Shelton Thomas blocked an Indian scoring attempt with 35:24 showing on the clock. Clay added his second goal of the night a minute and half later, scoring off a beautiful chest pass from Smith with 33:26 remaining.

The Indians wrapped up scoring when sophomore Gordo Horn scored (27:16) after an assist from Smith, and senior Drew (Buddy) Davenport nailed a penalty kick with 23:28 left. Senior Hayden Short was in goal for Central for all 80 minutes of action.

“We played well tonight and finished the ball when it got in the box,” Central head coach Jeremiah Duerson said. “We made it tough on them and worked hard on both offense and defense throughout the game. We were ready to play tonight and are looking forward to a tough game Tuesday night with Clark County.”

In JV action, the Indians defeated Corbin, 5-0. Freshman A.J. Dunaway scored two goals before the break, each goal coming off passes from Stephen Willoughby to put Central up 2-0 at halftime.

Dunaway added his third goal of the game off a cross from Zach Coltrain at the 29:43 point of the second half. The Indians added two late goals, one by Christopher Browder after an assist from Coy Taylor, and the final tally was another goal by Dunaway at the 8:48 mark.

Jared Isaacs was the Indians’ JV goalie.

Both of Central’s teams are now 2-0 on the season and will play their first home matches of the season Tuesday when they play host to Clark County, whose varsity team is ranked seventh in the state.

The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity match-up is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Bellevue Field.



Lady Indians fall

The Madison Central girls soccer team fell to Greenwood 3-0 Saturday in the Fayette County Soccer Spectacular. With the loss, the Lady Indians fall to 1-2 on the season.

Ariel Jones of Greenwood scored inside the first five minutes, setting the tone for the game.

“Our girls were not focused and got caught off guard,” Central coach Alexis Blackburn said.

The second score of the game came at 30:05 in the second half by Jane Wood and the last score was by Kaitlyn Thomason with 16:16 left in the game.

“Madison Central kept up the aggression, but we played a better second half,” Greenwood coach Amy Helliwell said. “We passed the ball and brought it down to create options and when we play that way we are dangerous.”

Kaity Busch had eight saves against Greenwood, which is ranked in the Top 20, and was selected to the all-tournament team.

“I’m disappointed in our basic trapping and winning the ball,” Blackburn said. “This tournament has been a good time to see what we need to work on.”

Central will play host to Southwestern at 6 p.m. Monday.

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