Boys Soccer

Blazers hold off Calvary, 5-4

The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers held off a late burst by Calvary Christian and emerged with a 5-4 victory Friday in a key Mason-Dixon Christian Conference boys soccer game.

The Blazers (4-0, 2-0 MDCC) led 5-2 heading into the game’s final five minutes, but Calvary (3-2 MDCC) scored on a free kick from just outside the 18 and a penalty kick to make things interesting. The Blazers turned away a Calvary corner-kick chance just before time expired.

Wyatt Pine and Max Crawford each scored two goals in the first half for the Blazers, who broke a 2-2 tie to go ahead 4-2 at halftime. Mario Wiesman booted in what turned out to be the decisive fifth goal late in the second half. Wiesman contributed a pair of assists, while Pine, Josh Rowe and Nollin Egolf added an assist apiece.

Isaac Scritchfield scored three goals for Calvary.

Goalkeeper Aaron Minnier kept Calvary in check most of the day, and he was relieved by Gabe Beckering late in the game after sustaining an injury that turned out not to be serious.

The game was a rematch of the last three MDCC championship contests, Calvary winning in 2018 and 2020 and the Blazers prevailing in 2019.