By MacKenzie Bates - Sports Editor
Aug. 28, 2013 — The East Carter boys soccer team started the 2013 season in style with a rousing 9-0 defeat of the defending 16th Region Champion Greenup County Monday night.
It did not take The Raiders (1-0) long to start the route with senior midfielder Seth Marsh scoring his first of two goals of the game in the first minute of the contest. From start to finish, it was all East.
“Greenup is rebuilding from last year’s championship team so I don’t want to over judge it,” Coach Billy Kemper said. “We played to my expectations.”
Senior Ryan Walker paced the Raiders with four goals of his own while Evan Huddle had one goal and three assists. Connor Greene had one Goal and in his first ever soccer game, Ryker Riffe put one in the back of the net.
Dustin Sexton contributed with two sssists and Elijah Greene and Josh Porter each had an assist. As a team, East had a 28-3 advantage on Greenup County (1-2) in shots on goal.
“It was a team effort,” Kemper said. “I don’t have one guy that stands out and it’s really four or five and how we work together is what’s going to make us special this year.”
Kemper liked the way his team played on the outside but he did feel like there were some missed opportunities out on the pitch that his team should have taken advantage of.
“We had so many times that we could’ve put more shots in the goal but we didn’t do that,” Kemper said. “It’s good for this team and we’re happy about the win but we have a long way to go.”
East Carter had its first test of the season Tuesday night when they faced Rowan County in Morehead. They will also hit the road Thursday night when they face rival, West Carter.
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