Times Staff Report
TERRE HAUTE -- Opening up against a tough opponent is difficult when you're a team trying to continue building a program.
For the Northview boys' soccer team that faced Terre Haute North on the road Tuesday evening, the results were mixed in a 9-0 opening season loss.
"The varsity just needs to stay focused the whole game. I was really impressed with the first 10 minutes," head coach Don Bryan said. "We need to sustain the effort on the pitch during the whole game."
Northview junior goal keeper, Jacob Booker, made a number of great saves while being under a heavy barrage of shots from the Patriots.
Sophomore Jacob Parham was the biggest thorn in the Knights' side as he scored five goals in the game, including three in a 1:16 span.
Despite the lopsided result, Bryan saw a few players that stood out in the game.
"I was impressed with senior Jon Stinnett's play all game in the new two-back system," Bryan said. "Mark Underwood, as a freshman, played well in his first varsity contest, junior Nick Ross with his effort and sophomore Zach Rodgers."
The Knights (0-1 overall) are back in action this evening with a Thursday contest against Crawfordsville beginning at 5 p.m.
At T.H. North
Next game: Northview hosts Crawfordsville tonight at 5 p.m.