Greenville boys soccer team loses 4-1 to Troy in GWOC opener


By Justin Hawkins - For The Daily Advocate



Greenville’s Jordan Ernst prepares to throw the ball inbounds during a boys soccer game against Troy on Tuesday in Greenville.


Justin Hawkins|For The Daily Advocate

GREENVILLE – The Greenville boys soccer team played against the Troy Trojans Tuesday night and lost 4-1.

The two teams fought for the ball back and forth at the beginning of the game until the Trojans were able to get the ball down to their end of the field and send it in for the first goal of the night.

The fighting for the ball dragged on into the end of the first half until with about four minutes left the Trojans picked up another point, maintaining the lead and leaving the score at 2-0 at halftime.

Greenville started off on a positive note in the second half by scoring its first goal of the night, bringing the score to 2-1 with a goal by Dalton Walls.

As the game continued Greenville fought long and hard to try to come back from behind but just wasn’t able to do it this time. The Trojans were able to score two more points before the end of the game even though Greenville’s determination was clearly visible from the sidelines.

“We started off slow, but things picked up, and we were able to score that first goal, which really helped the boys get their heads in the game,” Greenville boys soccer coach Brent DeVoss said. “After that we really started to show some improvement.”

Greenville fell to 3-5 overall with the loss and 0-1 in the North Division of the Greater Western Ohio Conference.

The Green Wave expect big things as they kick off the second half of their season beginning with a game at Xenia Christian.

“Nowhere but up,” DeVoss said. “We practice hard, and we are constantly getting better every day.”

Greenville’s Jordan Ernst prepares to throw the ball inbounds during a boys soccer game against Troy on Tuesday in Greenville.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/09/web1_Jordan-Ernst-web.jpgGreenville’s Jordan Ernst prepares to throw the ball inbounds during a boys soccer game against Troy on Tuesday in Greenville. Justin Hawkins|For The Daily Advocate

By Justin Hawkins

For The Daily Advocate