Boys Soccer

Blazers close in on MDCC top seed

CRESAPTOWN, Md. – The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers moved a step closer to the Mason-Dixon Christian Conference regular-season title by claiming a 3-1 win over Calvary Christian Friday in boys soccer.

The Blazers (13-2) are 9-1 in the MDCC with games next week at home vs. Heritage Tuesday and at Grace Academy Thursday. A win in either game would give the Blazers the regular-season championship and, more importantly, a bye as the top seed in the first round of the league playoffs, which begin the following week.

CVCS took a 1-0 lead over second-place Calvary when Kenneth Hott directed in a pass from Elijah Randolph midway through the first half. Ryan Winters, assisted by Joel Vandersleen, scored five minutes later to make it 2-0, but Calvary’s Will Spiess scored on a penalty kick to trim the lead to 2-1 at halftime.

Early in the second half, Hott and Randolph teamed up again for a Blazer score, this time Randolph coming up with the goal that increased the margin to 3-1, and the Blazer defense took care of things the rest of the way.

“YeGeon Choi had a big game on defense,” said Blazers coach Stan Hott.

The Blazers held advantages of 30-19 in shots and 5-2 in corner kicks. Goalkeeper Jack Gabler made 18 saves.