Sept. 14, 2012 — Monday night’s matchup against Scott was the second time in five days the Rowan County Vikings had battled one of Kentucky’s top 25 soccer teams.
Keeping tit competitive for the duration of the game, it served as a learning process for Rowan’s boys as found itself falling to Scott County by a score of 4-0 at home.
From the early goings, it was clear that Rowan County fundamentally was able to hang with the Cardinals, but faced an uphill climb in the athletic department.
Rowan was able to keep the potent Scott County offense under wraps for the first 10 minutes of play, with keeper Ty Alderman tallying several nice stops early on.
Having to make several adjustments and shifts position-wise due to an injury sustained by senior captain Matt Catron, Head Coach Alan Evans said he thought his team overall played pretty well.
“The timing of this injury is terrible because this week is very tough for us, as we have had to make adjustments. In turn you give up other aspects of the game,” Evans said. “Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn't. Scott is clearly the best team we have faced, and they showed it Tuesday night. We played well, but they were just very strong.”
At the 29:14 mark, the Cardinals' Nate Kjelstrom struck first on a scramble in front of the net to make the score 1-0, and from that point on, the visitors did not look back.
Spirited play from Trevor Newsome, Ian Ray and Luke Thaxton helped to make controlling the possession no easy task for the Cards.
Leading 2-0 at the half, Scott County went on to score twice more before time expired.
Evans and his Vikings traveled to Montgomery County for a matchup against the Indians last night after press time. We will more on this game in Tuesday’s edition of The Morehead News.
Grant Stevens can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 784-4116.