by fredwardwilhelm

The boys soccer team opened their season with a 4-0 victory over the Springboro Panthers.

The game started as a defensive battle, with no real scoring opportunities. The Comets came close in the 11th minute after a corner kick found the head of a Comet player, but was denied by a save from the Springboro keeper, keeping the game at 0-0.

The scoring opened in the 17th minute when sophomore Carter Womack found the net from inside the penalty box. Womack said he was pleased with his first game and first goal for Mason Varsity Soccer.

“It was a great way to start off,” Womack said. “Hopefully, I can just keep scoring and keep doing well.”

The scoring continued in the 36th minute when junior Ben Wendell tucked the ball into the net from close range, giving the Comets a 2-0 lead at halftime.

Senior Joseph Grimes started the second half scoring with a free kick from 30 yards out two minutes after the start of the second half. Continuing his fantastic run from preseason to the regular season, Grimes said he was ecstatic after scoring the goal.

“Obviously, it makes me feel good,” Grimes said. “I’m just happy it was one of the four goals we had today.”

Senior Max Mitchell ended the scoring for the Comets in the 50th minute from 6 yards out. Head Coach Paul Reedy said securing a victory to open the season was a good place to start for his young team.

“We’re pleased to get off to a good start, the first game you never know what to expect,” Reedy said. “We only returned three starters from a year ago, we’re a work in progress and we’re by no means a finished product.”