Grafton Boys Soccer Scores Three Second-Half Goals to Top Churchland

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Alec Young prepares to play the ball up the field. (Ty Hodges/WYDaily)
Alec Young prepares to play the ball up the field. (Ty Hodges/WYDaily)

After struggling to find the back of the net during the first half of Friday’s matchup against Churchland, the Grafton boys soccer team found its rhythm in the second half.

The Clippers scored three goals within the first 10 minutes of the second half, building a 4-0 lead before subbing in reserve players.

Reed King started the scoring for Grafton with two minutes left in the first half, putting the Clippers up 1-0 before the intermission.

“We didn’t finish in the attacking third,” Grafton Coach Johnny Yu said of his team’s first-half performance. “In the second half, we played with our rhythm and speed.”

Adam King followed his brother’s lead by scoring the opening goal of the second half.

Dylan Lorio-MacNamara found the back of the net twice – once on a penalty kick and again on a through ball from Adam King.

After the Clippers built a 4-0 lead, Yu put in reserve players to finish out the game, telling his backups to “have fun with it.”

Grafton 4, Churchland 0

Goals: Grafton (Lorio-MacNamara 2, A. King, R. King)
Assists: Grafton (Moomjian, Lorio-MacNamara, R. King)