Nelson County boys soccer got two goals each from Wes Boor and Tyler Widdifield while Houston Carter registered a goal and an assist in a 5-0 shutout win over Madison County on the road.
The Governors (4-1) got on the board early when Boor found the back of the next off a through-ball in the sixth minute.
Nelson scored twice more before halftime, with Carter doubling the lead on an unassisted effort in the 18th minute, while Widdifield put back a rebound off a nice save by Madison keeper Hunter Allen. Allen nearly recovered on the play, but a little hesitation by Widdifield did the trick.
“It was huge,” Nelson coach Silas Turner said of his team’s fast start. “Once you get that first goal, you can really dictate the tempo from there.”
Madison (0-3) had two corners late in the half, but neither generated a shot attempt and they went into the break trailing 3-0.
Their best chance to touch the scoreboard came in the 55th minute, when a shot by Zachary McLearen from 25 yards out careened off the crossbar.
By then, Nelson had gotten another goal from Widdifield and later in the 58th minute, Boor got his second off a feed from Carter. That proved to be the final margin.
“We passed pretty well. We passed the way we want to pass,” Turner said. “We mixed it up getting in behind and dropping the striker and then making the passes around.”
For the game, the Governors outshot Madison 14-2. Allen registered seven saves for the Mountaineers.
Nelson will host Amherst County on Friday, while Madison travels to Orange County.