Big second half sparks Pointers win over New Boston

Published 1:45 am Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Jim Walker


SOUTH POINT — The rollercoaster ride for the South Point Pointers finish on the upswing.

The Pointers started fast, faltered, then surged to a strong second half finish as they beat the New Boston Tigers 7-2 in a soccer game Tuesday.

The Pointers jumped ahead 3-0 before New Boston cut the deficit to 3-2 at the half.

South Point then outscored New Boston 4-0 in the second half to remain unbeaten.

“We started out pretty well and then let them come back. We woke up in the second half,” said Pointers’ coach Zane Joy.

South Point (5-0) got an unassisted goal by Matt Krivan, a goal from Merrick Harris with an assist from brother Micah Harris, and another goal by Krivan with Trey Kearns the assist and it was 3-0.

But unassisted goals from Kyle McQuithy and Dylan Rawlins got New Boston close at the break.

South Point then scored quickly in the second half on a penalty kick by Jordan Overstreet and a goal by Matt Krivan a minute later with an assist from Micah Harris and it was 5-2.

Jake Helton scored the final two goals with assists from Kearns to cap the scoring.

Goalie Brady Rickard had four saves for the Pointers.

South Point plays at Fairland on Thursday with a girls’ game at 6 p.m. followed by the boys’ game at 8 p.m.

New Boston 2 0 = 2

South Point 3 4 = 7

First Half

SP — Matt Krivan (unassisted) 6:00

SP — Merrick Harris (assist Micah Harris) 11:00

SP — Matt Krivan (assist Trey Kearns) 14:00

NB — Kyle McQuithy (unassisted) 33:00

NB — Dylan Rawlins (unassisted) 39:00

Second Half

SP — Jordan Overstreet (penalty kick) 50:00

SP — Matt Krivan (assist Micah Harris) 51:00

SP — Jake Helton (assist Trey Kearns) 67:00

SP — Jake Helton (assist Trey Kearns) 73:00

Saves: Brady Rickard (SP) 4; New Boston 13.