Confidence is a big factor in sports and with sectionals approaching for high school soccer, the Northview boy's soccer team scored a big win over Terre Haute South on Tuesday evening. The Knights tallied a pair of goals, the second as time ran out on the clock to pick up a 2-0 win over the Braves, a potential sectional foe.
The teams played to a first half draw at 0-0, which gave the Knights' confidence a boost according to coach Dustin Jorgensen.
"I told the guys at halftime that we looked better, we were better, and we were going to beat them tonight," Jorgensen commented.
In the second half, Sean Brockman gave the Knights the advantage when he broke free on a run and scored his team's opening goal with 30 minutes left in the contest.
Playing with the lead, Jorgensen noted that keeping that advantage was a big task against the Braves.
"I begged and pleaded for everyone to play behind the ball and not let up," Jorgensen said. "Everyone was up to the task. Chandler Reeves came up huge with save after save to protect that lead."
With the defense maintaining the one-goal advantage, KJ Thomas helped finalize the win as he was fouled in the penalty area and drew a penalty kick. Kaleb Baker stepped up and drilled home the second score of the game for the Knights.
Thomas, Trey Boor, Zach Rodgers and David Joslyn each had one shot while Brockman posted four and Derek Snyder had five in the victory. Reeves had 15 shots in goal for the Knights.
Nv -- KJ Thomas
Nv -- Kaleb Baker (PK)
Next match: Northview (5-8-1 overall, 2-2-1 WIC) travels to Owen Valley this evening.