PRESTONSBURG – Prestonsburg blanked visiting 15th Region rival Shelby Valley 8-0 in a boys’ high school soccer game on Thursday.
With the win, Prestonsburg evened its overall record to 2-2.
The Blackcats returned to the win column following a loss to 14th Region title contender Perry County Central two days earlier.
Seven different Prestonsburg players provided scoring in the win. Pacing Prestonsburg offensively, Dean Andler netted a game-high two goals.
Dustin Blair, Nicholas Caudill, Phil Cornett, Zion Echols, Tanner Hall and Cole Ousley added one goal apiece for the Blackcats in the winning effort.
Cornett recorded a game-high five assists in the victory.
Aiding the Prestonsburg attack, Georgory Shepherd added one assist.
Leading Prestonsburg defensively, goalkeeper Dalton Trusty held Shelby Valley scoreless in the early-season 15th Region contest.
Prestonsburg is scheduled to visit Shelby Valley for a rematch on Sept. 21.
Along with Prestonsburg and Shelby Valley, the 15th Region consists of Belfry, Pikeville, Pike County Central, Paintsville and Johnson Central.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.