The Franklin County Flyers traveled to Richmond Tuesday night to play Model for their first away game of the season. The Patriots shut out the Flyers 6-0.
Model (3-0) scored its first goal of the game 10 minutes into the first half on a header a few feet from the goal. The Patriots scored another goal quickly at the 28-minute mark on a 21-yard hard shot to the back of the net.
The Flyers defense then shut down the Patriot offense until one minute remaining in the half. After a controversial collision with the Flyer goalkeeper, Adam Gehlhausen, which resulted in a no-call, the Patriots scored an easy shot in front of the goal. They led the Flyers 3-0 at the half.
The second half started much like the first half ended for the Flyers. Just over a minute into the half, the Patriots scored another goal to take the lead by four goals. They would score again at the 21:23 and 14:49 marks of the half, leading to the final score of 6-0.
The Flyers (1-3) had a few shots on goal during the second half, but were unable to connect with the back of the net.
“Model is a good team. They moved the ball very well and caught us ball watching,” FCHS coach Louis Tandy said. “We are a young team and we are having some growing pains, that is to be expected. I thought sophomore Jonathan Medina had a good game tonight coming off the bench for us. He played really hard and gave us a spark.”
The Flyers host Danville Thursday night at the Sower Soccer Complex.
JV: Model 1,
Franklin Co. 0
The Franklin County Flyers junior varsity team opened its season in Richmond Tuesday night against Model.
The Flyers fell 1-0 after officials called the game with 10 minutes remaining in the second half because of darkness.
The lone goal of the game was scored with 19:31 remaining in the first half on a 23-yard kick by the Patriots offense. The Flyer defense was able to control the Patriots the remainder of the game. The Flyers controlled the game, but were unable to capitalize on any of their shots on goal.
“JV played a good first game against Model,” JV coach Jason Adkins said. “They took what we have built on in practice from the Bluegrass Games and impressed our coaching staff. I look forward to watching them improve even more as the season progresses.”
The Flyers JV squad includes seven middle school players this season.
The Flyers (0-1) host Danville tonight at the Sower Soccer Complex.