Grayson County’s boys JV soccer team played stellar defense in the first half at Owensboro Thursday, giving up just a single goal in the final minute, before the Red Devils took charge in the second half, on their way to a 6-0 win.
The Red Devils controlled the ball in the Cougar end of the field for nearly the entire game. Despite that, goal keeper Brady Whobrey and the Cougar defense kept the Red Devils frustrated for the first 29 minutes of play. Unfortunately, the Cougars were unable to sustain any offense and never put any pressure on the Red Devil goal.
The Red Devils had a shot in the fourth minute of play go over the top of the goal, then had a shot carom off the cross bar in the fifth minute. Whobrey later had a save in the 17th minute on a low, hard shot right on goal.
The Red Devils had a corner kick in the 27th minute and as play developed, the Cougars were whistled for a foul in the penalty area. But the Red Devils’ penalty kick was sent wide of the goal on the right side, keeping the score tied 0-0.
Then, with less than a minute left to play in the first half, the Red Devils connected for a goal. Zane West brought the ball down the left side and sent a beautiful crossing pass to the right post, right to Paxton Jenkins, who shot it in past Whobrey to make it 1-0, and that’s how the first half ended.
Whobrey came up with another outstanding save two minutes into the second half when he was able to stop a shot from point-blank range.
Owensboro had another opportunity off a corner kick in the 33rd minute, but a header off the pass sailed just over the top of the goal.
But three minutes later, the Devils connected when Jenkins scored his second goal of the night to make it 2-0.
Owensboro made it 3-0 in the 42nd minute. Fermin Mosqueda brought the ball down the left side and sent a sensational crossing shot toward the Cougar goal. The ball deflected off of Jenkins, but Will Clark was right there to gather in the loose ball and send it into the net.
Two minutes later, Jenkins scored his third goal of the game to give Ownesboro a 4-0 lead.
Awarded a corner kick in the 50th minute of play, Andrew Saltsman sent a kick to the back post, where Andrew Gonzalez was able to get his head on the ball and send it past Whobrey to make it 5-0.
With less than two minutes remaining, Jenkins scored again, his fourth goal of the game, to make the final score 6-0.
The Cougars, as in the first half, weren’t unable to get a single shot on goal through the Red Devil defense.