Brandon Ray

Brandon Ray fends off Grayden Miller on Friday night when Caldwell County Tigers took down the Lyon County Lyons 6-2.

In a rare Friday night soccer match, the Lyons hosted former district rival Caldwell County. The Tigers came back from a tied halftime score to win it, 6-2.

A defensive stop from Lyon County’s Brandon Ray nixed Caldwell County’s Grayden Miller’s first attempt in the 13th minute. Just two minutes later, Miller found the net to put Caldwell County on the board 1-0. Lyon County had its first real opportunity at the net at the 25 minute mark when Caldwell County keeper Corbin Nichols was called for an illegal slide tackle, allowing Timothy Stewart a penalty kick. Nichols blocked the kick to keep the Tigers’ lead intact.

Lyon County tied things up when a crossover pass from Walker Suitor met Lukas Sperry at the right side of the net. Sperry’s ball sailed into the top left corner well out of Nichols’ reach. The teams went to halftime tied 1-1.

Weston Phelps used his first goal of the season to give the Tigers back the 2-1 advantage in the 45th minute.

Miller connected on three goals in just over three minutes to extend Caldwell County’s lead 5-1. Colt Babb added insurance in the 55th minute to make it 6-1.

Stewart put the finishing touches on the 6-2 score, but it was too little too late for the Lyons as they drop their fourth straight game. Caldwell County improved to 2-4-1.

Jackson Crawford collected 16 saves for the Lyons, while Nichols had three and Alexander Sample had two for the Tigers.