The Pettisville boys soccer team opened the postseason on a good note as the Blackbirds downed visiting Cardinal Stritch 6-0 Tuesday afternoon.
“It was a good win,” admitted Pettisville coach Barnaby Wyse. “I don’t think the outcome was ever in question. We did some good stuff and we’ll have to continue it.”
Scoring three times in each half, Connor Wyse got the Blackbirds going when he shook off his defender and found the back of the net six minutes into the game. He added a second goal with 7:06 left in the half on a putback when Detric Yoder and Eli Grieser tried, but couldn’t score.
In between, Grieser found himself in front of the net with the ball, which he calmly deposited for a goal.
“Those goals early were nice,” Wyse said about getting the quick start.
Dillon King opened second-half scoring when he scored on a penalty kick with 22:01 left to play.
“We got our centerback his first goal of his career,” Wyse said of the senior King scoring. “That was good.”
Yoder finished off the scoring for the Blackbirds. His final goal with 5:08 to play deflected off the Cardinal Stritch keeper and into the net to finish off the scoring.
Pettisville finished with a 26-5 advantage in shots on goal in the game.
The Blackbirds (13-2-2) will now travel to Lake (14-3) for a Division III sectional championship game Saturday at 5 p.m.
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