The Franklin County boys soccer team played in the first round of the Berea Cup on Saturday, splitting the day with a win and a loss.
The Lincoln County Patriots were the Flyers’ first opponent of the day in the early morning rain and muddy conditions.
The Flyers won 7-2.
The first goal of the game was scored by the Patriots less than five minutes after the start, but the Flyers answered that goal less than a minute later when senior Logan Doris hit the back of the net on an assist from freshman Angel Rodriguez.
The Patriots scored a minute later on a free kick after a Flyer foul.
That would be the last of the offensive action for Lincoln County in the game.
With 15:41 remaining in the first half, FCHS senior goalkeeper Nathan Kring had a long punt to Doris, who scored his second goal.
Freshman Tyrone Hayden scored five minutes later on an easy shot when the Patriot goalie fumbled the ball.
With 5:41 remaining in the half, Doris completed his hat trick, scoring a goal on an assist from senior defender Austin Sutcliffe.
The Flyers offense continued to attack in the second half and at the 25-minute mark, Doris scored his fourth goal of the game via a header after a cross from senior Cornelio Soto.
Hayden found the back of the net for his second goal of the game on an assist from sophomore Joe Meyer.
The final goal of the game was scored at the 20:37 mark when senior Patrick Harp chipped the ball in the net after a Flyer shot was deflected by the Patriot goalkeeper.
The final score was 7-2.
In the second game of the day, the Flyers faced the West Jessamine Colts.
The Colts scored the only goal of the first half when Sam Brown scored on a corner kick.
In the second half, the Colts increased their lead on a goal by Trey Whitten.
The Flyer offense cut the lead to one goal when senior Medhi Boughroud played a through ball to Doris, who scored his fifth goal of the day.
When the final whistle blew, the Flyers suffered a loss by a score of 2-1.
“I was pleased with the way we played in the first game, especially considering how bad the weather was,” Franklin County head coach Zac Donnelly said. “The second game was a different story. West Jessamine played more physical and won more 50/50 balls which ended up being the difference in the game. We still have quite a bit we can improve on at a little over halfway through the season.”
The FCHS Flyers (5-4-1) host Anderson County on Tuesday night at the Sower Soccer Complex.