The boys’ soccer team beat Paradise Adventist in a 5-1 blowout in the Cavs’ first home game.
The slaughter commenced when freshman Theo Kaufman scored within one minute.
His goal opened the floodgates for an action-packed first half, which saw two more Cavalier goals.
Kaufman was followed shortly after by fellow freshman Jayce McCain, who headed the ball into the goal, bringing the score to 2-0 in the ninth minute.
Eleven minutes later, freshman B.J. Askew scored, in what turned out to be the final goal of the first half.
However, at halftime, more than the usual pep talks went on. According to sophomores Christian Van Vleck and David Boley, a plan was created to allow a Paradise Adventist player with Down Syndrome to score.
This happened in the 72nd minute of the match, as keeper Brad Petchauer let the ball roll by.
However, the second half of the match was defined by more Cavalier dominance.
In the 46th minute, senior Ethan Ham scored, followed by Askew’s second goal of the match.
Coach Matt Vargo said that he isn’t concerned with goal differential as much as “the way we play soccer.”
Vargo said that he wants his players to possess the ball “with a purpose” and not waste possessions.
Vargo has also said that four of the match’s five goals being scored by freshmen gives him hope for the team, for not only this year but also the future.