Stars discover offense while topping JC

BNL’s Adriano Sullivan had two goals and two assists during Thursday’s win at Jennings County.

NORTH VERNON – Bedford North Lawrence ended its three-match scoreless streak in emphatic fashion, cruising to a 6-0 victory over Jennings County during boys high school soccer action on Thursday.

Adriano Sullivan scored twice and added two assists as the Stars (2-3-2 overall, 1-1-1 in the Hoosier Hills Conference) posted their first league win. Joseph Brazzell added two goals, with BNL recording an impressive 27-5 advantage in shots.

“We dominated the game,” BNL coach Ryan Otis said. “We had some very pretty goals, we did a decent job of possessing the ball. It was nice to have some offense and get back in the win column.”

Sullivan broke the seal on the net with a goal (via an Isaiah Conner assist) at the 14:00 mark of the first half. Billy Cline converted a Sullivan pass for a 2-0 lead at intermission.

In the second half, Sullivan broke away to gather a Grant Beyers pass and scored at 26:31. Beyers scored on a breakaway at 15:22, and Brazzell blasted home his two (11:21 with a left-footed strike to the left post, then at 10:29 off a Sullivan through ball) in a 52-second span.

“Give credit to JC,” Otis said. “They played tough and didn’t give up after those first goals.” The Panthers fell to 1-8-0 overall (0-2-0 in the HHC).

BNL will visit Trinity Lutheran on Saturday.