Comstock closed the boys soccer regular season Monday with a 2-1 road win over former conference rival Vicksburg, putting the Colts back at the .500 mark for the season.
Despite the Comstock victory, it was Vicksburg who dominated possession and scoring opportunities throughout the match. The Bulldogs unofficially had 17 shots on goal with 16 of those denied by junior goalkeeper Logan Hicks. The Colts had only two shots on goal, but both found the back of the net.
The opening score came in the ninth minute for Comstock, set up by a Haydn Haskins corner kick. The strike found Alex Patov, who after his first two shots were blocked, put the third one into the net through the traffic.
Vicksburg tied the match to start the 56th minute as John Rhyner’s cross found Tyler DeVries in the box. Comstock would get the clincher in the 64th minute as a shot by Geovanni Carrillo-Torres from the 18 rattled off the crossbar and dropped in.
With the defeat, the Bulldogs close the regular season at 5-10-4, still their strongest season in some time. Arguably no team in the Division 2 postseason has a tougher first round district game, as Vicksburg travels to top-ranked Gull Lake Wednesday at 5 p.m. to open postseason play.
Comstock moves to 8-8-1 overall with the victory. The Colts travel to BCS league foe Parchment Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET to open district play with the winner to face district host Fennville in the semifinal next Tuesday.