ELLETSVILLE -- The Northview boys soccer team is now the proud owner of a two-game winning streak after defeating the Edgewood Mustangs on Thursday evening, 1-0.
After a Monday trip down State Road 46 for a win over Owen Valley, the Knights came into the Edgewood contest looking for an edge over the Mustangs in the conference race.
"This was a very pivotal game for us," coach Don Bryan said. "If we didn't win we faced a losing conference record."
From the opening whistle the Knights had their offsides trap working and caught Edgewood five times, which disorganized the Mustang's offensive threat.
Northview's Alex Frankville tallied the game's lone goal with some nifty footwork according to Bryan.
"That goal was the game winner," Bryan said. "That, by far, was Alex's best game of the season. He had steals, saves, corner kicks, and the goal for the game. That is what we need him to do on the field."
In the net, Jacob Booker had 19 saves for the Knights and Bryan pointed to his communication with his defense in the shutout win.
"The communication between Jacob and full backs, Levi Pollard and Jon Stinnett was fantastic last night," Bryan said.
In the first half, Northview's offense was led by Nick Ross and Mark Underwood's attacks on Edgewood's defense.
"Nick Ross probably played as important a role as anyone. He, along with Zach Rodgers were everywhere they needed to be for the ball," Bryan said. "The touches they had were great!
Also garnering praise from coach Bryan was senior Nick Brown and junior Kaleb Britton for their play in the second half.
Sean Brockman added eight shots for the Knights and added a couple of saves and steals. Both Trey Boor and Dylan Dyar had key plays in the win.
The Northview boys improve to 2-5-1, 2-1 WIC and the Mustangs are now 1-10 with a 1-2 WIC mark.
The Northview girls dropped a 4-1 decision to the Mustangs as the teams were tied at one apiece after the first half of play. However, the Mustangs got a pair of goals from Laura Luther and one each from Katie Mathis and Olivia Ashba to take the win.
The Northview girls are now 4-3-1 overall, 1-2 WIC with the Mustangs improving to 3-4-1 and 2-2 in the WIC.
Northview heads to Nashville for a third consecutive conference game this morning when they take on Brown County in a boy/girl doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m.