March 4th marked the start of the season for the Benton Panthers and Lady Panthers Soccer teams at Benton Panther Field. The action started with a match between the JV Lady Panthers and Russellville ending in a 0-0 tie. The Varsity Women were next to take the field holding on to a 1-0 win, also against Russellville. In the twilight event, the Varsity men matched up against Greenbrier. Benton was first to get on the scoreboard with an early goal, later sending another past the keeper before halftime taking a 2-0 lead. In the second half, Benton scored two more times bringing the final to 4-0. For the match Nabor Simon, Andy Giron and Garrett Bosley all accumulated two points with goals scored; Andrew Norris and Blake Eason had one point each with assists. Andrew Norris had an assist for the match and earning him player of the game.
Next up for Benton is the ‘Salt Cup’ at Benton Panthers Field featuring matches between Benton and Bryant. JV Men start the action at 4:00pm, Varsity Women at approximately 5:30pm and in the nightcap Varsity Men starting at approximately 7pm.
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Congratulations to Andrew Norris selected as Player of the Game in the Men's season opener vs Greenbrier. Coach Winn remarked, "Andrew led the team in all areas. He payed fast and physical which allowed us to expose the opposing team." Benton won 4-0.