Avery Gerkin broke a scoreless tie on a late first-half penalty kick, and South Knox's boys soccer team rode that momentum the rest of the way, rolling to a surprise 4-0 victory over Class A No. 15 Northeast Dubois in a Blue Chip Conference match at the Spartans' pitch Saturday.
Gerkin opened the scoring with 2:32 remaining in the opening half. Four minutes into the second half, Tristen Dubbs tallied on an assist from Gerkin. Twenty minutes later, Collin Myers scored on an assist from Dubbs, and Dubbs provided the final score five minutes later with an assist from Eli Thomas.
Trevor Malott notched seven saves in goal for South Knox (3-0, 1-0 BCC).
The Spartans play at Wood Memorial at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
get win in opener
PETERSBURG — Rivet's boys tennis team opened its season with a 2-1 singles-only victory over Pike Central on Friday.
The Patriots had wins from No. 1 Samuel Hinkle over Quinton Sorgius, 6-2, 6-1; and No. 2 Grant Freeman over Ethan Huck, 6-3, 6-2. Pike Central's No. 3 Dalton Williams edged Luke Weiss, 7-6 (12-10) 6-3.
Rivet plays at Bloomfield at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
SKMS boys tennis
SULLIVAN — Sullivan shut down South Knox, 5-0, Friday in a middle school tennis match.
Losses in singles losses were by No. 1 Evan Dreiman, 6-0; No. 2 Noah Hayden, 6-1; and No. 3 Brady Robinson, 6-1, while in doubles it was No. 1 Hunter Sievers-Isaac True, 6-1; and No. 2 Avery Deckard-Reid Martin, 6-1.
Exhibition wins were by Baxter Dellinger, 4-0; and Ely Baker-J.D. Goodman, 6-4.
The Spartans play Wednesday at Washington.