Soldotna freshman Blaine Carver scored the go-ahead goal only 14 minutes into the second half and the Stars held on for a 2-1 victory over Grace on Tuesday in their first game of the season.
“It’s really good to get the season off in the right direction,” said SoHi coach Jeff Siemers. “It’s definitely good to be outside and not in a gym.”
The Stars (1-0) took a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute when junior Aaron Andrus put one by the Grace keeper.
After Grace knotted it with only three minutes remaining in the first half, Carver finally gave the Stars the lead for good.
“The first 10 minutes of the game was a little hectic with us getting used to being outside and having space,” Siemers said. “But the guys were able to compose themselves and contain the ball and have possession throughout the second half.”
Keeper Daniel Geller allowed only the one goal for the Stars, who travel to Wasilla on Friday, April 27.
The SoHi girls fell to Grace, 3-0.
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