SOLON– The Spartans have started the season on the right foot.
Solon’s varsity boys have opened the season 3-0, including a home win against the No. 1 ranked team in 1A, Waterloo Columbus.
According to head coach Jeremy McMurrin, the Spartans have moved up a class this season and are ranked No. 14 in Class 2A.
After a scoreless scrimmage against Cedar Rapids Xavier at the Cedar Rapids Washington Soccer Jamboree, the Spartans opened the season at home with a 2-1 win over No. 9 Iowa Mennonite April 1. Nick Brown and Brandan Childs scored goals for Solon, with an assist to Chase Gross.
The momentum continued the next day when the Sailors of Waterloo Columbus Catholic came to town.
The Spartans blanked Columbus 3-0 on two scores by Childs and a goal by Colton Dall. Assists went to Nick Brown and Tim Lance.
On Friday night, the Solon boys traveled to Marion for the first road game of the season and came away with a 1-0 win. Tim Lance scored the lone goal with the assist going to Nick Brown in a “hard fought victory over an improved Marion Indians squad,” McMurrin said.
Battles against ranked opponents continue this week as the Spartans were scheduled to visit West Liberty Monday (April 8) before hosting Dyersville Beckman Friday in Solon.