The Pioneer boys’ soccer team took a break from its elite schedule on Tuesday and the benefits of playing top competition to start the season is already paying dividends. The Pioneers scored three first-half goals and knocked off visiting Bedford 3-1 in an SEC White Division contest at Pioneer.
“My guys are young but I thought we managed the game well,” said Coach Kevin Taylor. “It was hard to get a foothold on the game. We did a good job with possession until we got into their third of the field. It was a rough and physical team and Bedford played hard.”
Charlie Rogers, Hyunjung Kim and Andrew Meza scored goals for the Pioneers. Sam Sugerman had a solid game in net for the hosts.
The Pioneers, who improved to 2-4 on the season, have four freshman and five sophomores on the roster. The team played some stiff competition early on including Northville, Skyline, Rochester Adams and De La Salle.
“We are playing well and coming together as a team,” Taylor said. “We are having some mental lapses and having some trouble closing out games but those things will come.”
The Pioneers return to the tough schedule on Thursday at Saline and Saturday at Dexter. Both are quality clubs who will test the young Pioneers.