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Elkers down Rams in boys soccer action

September 12, 2011

Johnsonburg's Zebb Zilcosky, left and Devon Zilcoski, middle, chase the ball along with Luke Bobby of Ridgway.

Ridgway boys soccer won 4-1 in the consolation game over Johnsonburg Saturday morning at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.
Ridgway was spurred on by a hat trick from striker Tad Pierce. Pierce scored early in the first half to take a 1-0 lead. Midway through the first half, Kyle Sheldon received a long ball in the middle of the field and outran the defense to score on a breakaway to tie the match at 1-1. Pierce was able to add a second goal in the latter stages of the opening half as he took a shot from approximately 20 yards which took a bounce on the grass, then went off the post and into the net to give Ridgway a 2-1 lead.
Luke Bobby capitalized on a perfect corner kick with a header which was buried in the middle of the net to put Ridgway ahead 3-1 in the second half. Pierce added his third goal later in the half to round out the scoring.
Ridgway hosts Kane at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Johnsonburg is at Coudersport for a 6 p.m. kickoff.

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