Carroll County met host Richlands for its first Southwest District boys' soccer match of the season and it proved to be an intense one, as the Cavaliers rode away with a 3-2 overtime win.
The first half saw some great passing and shots by both teams; however, Richlands placed a great shot out of Carroll keeper's reach from a low pass in front of box. Score set at 1-0 at half for Richlands.
Later in the second half, Richlands scored again as a heavy shot was put on goal. Carroll keeper got a hand on the ball but it still pushed through to the back of the net. With about three minutes to go in the game Carroll County's Daniel Guzman placed a beautiful curving ball from corner for a textbook header by Tanner Edwards just out of reach of a diving Richlands keeper. Game now at 2-1. Moments later, in a scuffle right in front of Richlands net, Guzman nailed a low ball into goal bringing score to a tie at 2-2 and sending the game into overtime.
With only two five minute halves, both teams had a lot of work to do in a short amount of time. With Carroll having just scored twice in just a few short minutes, they had momentum. That proved to be all they needed as Cody Jones found an opportunity to rip a low ball into goal just within the eighteen. Game now set at 3-2. Second half of overtime saw many attempts, but no goals for either team. Carroll defense was able to close down a hungry Richlands offense till the final whistle giving Carroll County Cavs its first district win.
Tanner Edwards led the Cavaliers (3-1-1, 1-0) with one goal. Daniel Guzman added a goal and an assist, while Cody Jones had a goal
Cameron Marshall recorded six saves for Carroll County.