DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic boys soccer team improved to .500 on the season at 3-3 with a 4-2 win over Brookville on a hot Wednesday afternoon at DCC High School.
The Cardinals put in three first-half goals and coasted for most of the second half on their way to the victory.
“It was nice for this team,” said DCC assistant coach Eric Peck of the early advantage. “They’ve struggled to get out in front early on and score goals. They play tough defense over and over, but it was nice to get out and let them play soccer like I know they can.
“They’re a real nice group of kids. They’re talented and they showed it tonight.”
Peck and assistant coach Jay Barnett was coaching the squad on Wednesday in place of head coach Frank Szczerba and assistant Erik Peterson.
DuBois Central Catholic wasted very little time getting on the board as Tristan Engle scored just over two minutes into the game on an assist from Egan Peck.
Engle and Peck repeated the goal five minutes later, giving DCC a 2-0 lead just over seven minutes into the game.
Both sides then had their chances over the rest of the first half, but it was the Raiders that got the next goal to cut the deficit in half.
Jake Cable got the Raiders on the board with just over eight minutes to play in the first half.
But the one-goal margin didn’t remain at one goal for long as Harrison Starr punched in the Cardinals’ third goal of the game past Brookville keeper Darius Sorbin only a minute after the Cable goal. Starr’s goal gave DCC a 3-1 lead, which held into halftime.
The score stayed at 3-1 through the first 20 minutes of the second half before Egan Peck’s goal at the 64:37 mark gave DCC a 3-goal cushion.
With less than six minutes remaining in the game, Brookville’s Brodie Joiner put in the last goal of the night to set the final at 4-2.
Jon Schoeneman was in goal in the first half for the Cardinals, while regular keeper Tyler McIntosh took over in goal for the second half for the win.
DuBois Central Catholic will look to go over .500 on Friday as they host Ridgway. Brookville entertains Elk County Catholic on Monday.