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Knights cap regular season with WIC victory

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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Josh Lynch
Staff Report

SULLIVAN -- The Northview boys' soccer team wrapped up the regular season with a Western Indiana Conference win on the road at Sullivan, 2-0.

Northview peppered the Arrows' net in the first half, recording 20 shots on goal, but were unable to dent the scoreboard. However, a stingy defense allowed Sullivan less than 10 minutes in the Northview defensive zone. The Arrows got off eight shots on the Northview goal in the first 40 minutes of action.

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Robert Joslyn
In the second half, Northview turned up the heat after moving several players around on the field.

The benefits were clear quickly as junior Levi Pollard got a steal and fed it to senior Josh Lynch, who returned to the field for the first time since a leg injury. Lynch played the ball back to Pollard, who sent a shot home for the game's first goal.

The Knights' defense was key as fullbacks, Jordan Nelson, Alex Frankville and Jon Stennett kept Sullivan from threatening and keeper, Robert Joslyn had perhaps his best game in goal, recording 10 saves for his second consecutive shutout.

The final Northview goal came in a pretty combination when Lynch stole the ball from a scrappy Sullivan forward and deftly slipped the ball to Drew Snyder, who was racing towards the net. Snyder quickly turned and placed a leading pass to a streaking James Bryan, who rocketed home the second Knights' tally.

The assist was Snyders' seventh of the season to go with six goals and Lynch finished the regular season with three goals and five helpers. Bryan recorded his fourth goal of the year and has seven assists heading into the opening round of the sectional at Terre Haute North against West Vigo on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.