Indians Pull Upset in Palmetto Cup, Face Bishop England Next

Dee WilcoxAnalyst IMarch 27, 2008

March 26, 2008

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Shane Calvert admits he didn't expect to win when his team played Dutch Fork, one of the top teams in South Carolina on Wednesday. The fact his Indians prevailed, 3-1, gives them -- and their coach -- a confidence boost.

"It was one of those games that, when it started out, the other team was probably sitting on the bench taking bets as to how bad they were going to beat us,'' said Calvert. "They had six corner kicks in the first half and scored in the 38th minute to go up, 1-0.''

But things changed in the second half as the Indians scored three times in the first 17 minutes to take a 3-1 lead and never allowed Dutch Fork -- ranked in the top three in South Carolina in Class AAAA -- to score again.

Mitch Gardner scored the first goal with an assist from David Geno. Daniel Murphy got the second with an assist from Ray Menya and Geno got the third as D-B improved to 4-0.

The Indians will take on the No. 1-ranked Class AA team in South Carolina -- Bishop England -- at 3 p.m., on Thursday and then play Brookland Cayce, also highly ranked on Friday at 8 p.m. Who they play Saturday will depend on how they do against their last two opponents.