SPENCER -- The Northview boys soccer team broke into the win column on Monday night with a 5-1 road conference win at Owen Valley.
With a steady wind playing a factor in the contest, the Knights got on the board first at the 32-minute mark as Nick Ross deposited a shot in the net on an assist from Marc Underwood. The Knights continued to keep the pressure on, but the Patriots' keeper made some outstanding saves to keep it a one-goal contest early. However, Ross soon was able to add his second goal of the game on an assist from Trey Boor for a 2-0 Knights' advantage.
The third tally of the half came on a combination between Boor and Underwood for his first score of the game.
"It was nice to get the ball back in the net," Northview coach Don Bryan said of his team's offensive outburst.
Northview had 19 first half shots on net from six different players. Alex Frankville had six shots in the first 40 minutes and had nine for the game and added four steals and two corner kicks.
In the second half, Owen Valley played with renewed vigor and Northview's fullback combo of Jon Stinnett and Levi Pollard battled the attack along with Boor, Zach Rodgers and Frankville.
Northview came back aggressively with some great finesse play according to Bryan.
"I was very pleased with Zach Rodgers, Sean Brockman, Dylan Dyer and Nick Brown," Bryan said.
Rodgers had eight steals in the victory and Brockman added seven shots, a save and a pair of steals with Dyer putting eight shots on net with two steals. Brown also had a pair of steals, two saves and three shots.
The Knights take on another conference opponent on Thursday in a home, boy/girl doubleheader at 5 p.m.