PORTER TWP. | A balanced attack led the way to victory for Boone Grove on Tuesday as seven different players recorded goals.
The Wolves rode that offensive explosion to a 7-0 rout of Oregon-Davis in opening round action at the Boone Grove sectional.
With the win, the host Wolves advance to Saturday’s sectional championship.
“We were looking to distribute the ball around a little bit more, work on some of our touches and work on the passing,” Boone Grove coach Brian Sherwin said. “We wanted to see if we could open it up to give a few different guys a taste of putting the ball in the net.”
The Wolves had the ball for nearly the entire first half, firing off 16 shots and scoring three goals. Just under 10 minutes into the match, Austin Aguilera opened the scoring with an unassisted goal.
Boone Grove’s only assisted goal came with just over 15 minutes before halftime, when David Ooms headed in Nick Azevedo’s cross. Azevedo scored a goal of his own two minutes before halftime.
In the opening minutes of the second half, Boone Grove scored on unassisted goals by Andrew Vannatter and Andrew Ooms. In the final seven minutes of the match, the Wolves scored on unassisted goals by Michael Meyne and Cameron Varlan.
Now, Boone Grove will await an opponent and try to keep some of Tuesday night’s momentum.
“We’ll be all right,” Sherwin said. “The guys do a pretty good job keeping the intensity up while we practice. It’ll be nice to have a little rest. It was a pretty long week last week, so we could use a little rest.
“I’m going to wait and see who wins tomorrow before I start thinking about game planning. We’ll definitely put some changes in there, but I don’t know how much I want to talk about that,” Sherwin added with a laugh.
As impressive as Boone Grove’s offense was, the defense played equally well.
Oregon-Davis was held to one shot in the game, which was saved by Wolves' keeper Nathan Miller.
Joel Worthington had five saves for the Bobcats.