JOHNSTON – The Nevada boys’ soccer team split two games at the Johnston Invitational Saturday in Johnston.
The Cubs defeated North Polk, 2-1. They prevailed in a shootout, with Brandon Burke scoring their only goal in regulation on a 25-yard shot in the second half.
In the shootout Nevada made four shots to North Polk’s three.
Johordan Ritter and Dylan Posegate made the first two penalty shots for Nevada and Craig Fourez nailed North Polk’s first attempt, but Corey Richards missed on the Comets’ second attempt. Nevada was unable to capitalize on Richards’ miss as Eric Fourez made the third North Polk attempt and Nevada’s Jacob Barker was off on the Cubs’ third attempt.
Carter Hartwig made the fourth North Polk attempt and Nevada’s Spencer Harrison countered with a goal for Nevada to keep the score even heading into the fifth and final attempt. In the last shot, North Polk’s Trevor Bishop was off the mark and Zach Thomas followed by drilling a clutch shot into the net for the game-winning goal.
Salvador Garcia made two saves at keeper to help the Cubs prevail. Eric Fourez scored early in the second half for North Polk’s goal in regulation.
Nevada suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of Glenwood in its other tournament game.
Patrick Stephenson had two shots on goal and Burke finished with one in the loss. Garcia came up with nine saves at keeper.
Scout Crow, Ryan Leu and Colton McNeel each scored once to account for Glenwood’s goals.
Nevada’s overall season record moved to 3-2 at the conclusion of the tournament.
CARROLL – Nevada picked up a decisive road win over Kuemper Catholic Friday as the Cubs traveled to Carroll and prevailed by a 3-0 margin.
Nevada fired off six shots on goal. James Rea netted two goals and Brandon Burke came through with the other Cub score.
Payton Alderson and Salvador Garcia split time at keeper for Nevada. Alderson made one save and Garcia came up with two stops to help preserve the shutout.