Boys Soccer

Calvary picks up 3-1 win over Blazers

Calvary Christian scored two first-half goals and held off the Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers 3-1 Tuesday in a Mason Dixon Christian conference boys soccer game.

The Blazers (2-1-1, 2-1 MDCC) had several early chances but could not convert. Calvary (3-3, 3-1 MDCC) scored the game’s first goal on a free kick from just outside the box. The Eagles added another goal late in the first half.

“We came out very flat and overconfident, and they came out hungry and put two into the back of the net in the first half,” Blazers coach Stan Hott said. “We came out better in the second half but just did not have it together to put them away in the second. We have learned from this and will do better in our next matchup with them.”

Aaron Minnier scored for the Blazers on an assist from Sam Hepler to make the deficit 2-1. Minnier headed in the shot from right in front of the net after a Calvary foul. But Calvary punched in a late goal to seal things.

“What a matchup,” Hott said. “Over the last five years, Calvary has been our rival. We had split 14 games with seven wins for us and five for them, five regular seasons (titles), five MDCC postseason championships, and three national titles between us. We knew it was going to be a challenging game.”

Blazers goalkeeper Gabe Beckering made 19 saves.