Boys' soccer wins at Grayson County, ties Lyons

CCHS junior forward Ethan Weatherspoon (left) moves toward a ball attacked by Lyon County junior defender Connor Stovall. The teams had an 80-minute defensive battle, ending in a 1-1 tie Tuesday.

Junior forward Blake Vivrette put in three goals and freshman goalkeeper Corbin Nichols made eight saves in the Caldwell County boys’ soccer team’s 5-2 win at Grayson County on Thursday.

Junior forward Ethan Weatherspoon and sophomore forward Grayden Miller each added a goal for the Tigers (3-2-3).

Sophomore forward Tyler Linton and sophomore midfielder Haiden Ball each had an assist to bolster the CCHS win.

Caldwell County hosted regional rival Lyon County on Tuesday in a physical game that ended in a 1-1 tie.

Vivrette put the Tigers on the scoreboard first with a deflection shot in front of the goal off of a pass from Weatherspoon in the 21st minute.

Lyon County knotted the game in the second half when senior forward Todd Huddleston handled a carom in front of the goal and put it in the net in the 65th minute of the game.

“We started off playing our game very well,” said CCHS head coach Tanner Reed. “The first 15 minutes, we kept the ball in their defensive third, we were stringing quick passes, and we scored a goal off of that.

“The weird thing was: We scored the goal, and then, a switch flipped in our brain and we stopped playing that way, and we reverted back a little bit. We let them get comfortable in the game and we backed off a little bit.”

The Tigers close out their regular-season schedule with a 7 p.m. Thursday game at Graves County.

Caldwell County has a 1-1 regular-season record in District 7 play and will take the No. 2 seed in the district tournament at Hopkins Co. Central. The Tigers open the tournament with a 6 p.m. Oct. 12 game against the host Storm (3-5-1 overall, 0-2 in district play). The winner of that game will take on top-seeded Madisonville-North Hopkins (7-2-1, 2-0) in the championship game at 6 p.m. Oct. 14.