By Sam Draut
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
North Oldham boys soccer defeated South Oldham 3-1 in Goshen Sept. 29.
The Dragons threatened on their first possession, ending in a shot by Silas Borgman that sailed wide.
It didn’t take long for North Oldham to strike with its potent attack. In the fifth minute, Sammy Murphy delivered a cross to Charlie Christ, who sent the ball into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
North Oldham continued its early attacks as Jake Melendez had a shot saved by South Oldham Garrett Borgman in the 10th minute. Cameron Hill made a run possessions later that forced the Dragon goalkeeper to charge forward to collect the possession.
Midway through the first half, Drake Pyle tapped a corner kick to Christ, who sent a shot that was saved by Garrett Borgman. South Oldham countered following the save as Sam Reagan made a run that was stopped by North Oldham goalkeeper Sharan Dodwani.
Melendez had another shot on goal in the 28th minute that was saved, but North Oldham continued to control possession.
Brock Buller found Pyle in transition in the 33rd minute to extend North Oldham’s advantage to two goals.
The Mustangs added to their lead with three minutes left in the first half as Murphy pocketed a shot in the corner of the net.
South Oldham had an answer early in the second half as Silas Borgman drilled a free kick.
North Oldham couldn’t capitalize on consecutive corner kicks midway through the second half.
Pyle made a run with 15 minutes left, but Dragon defender Andrew Sackella won the possession to end the threat.