For the fifth time in the 2021 season, the Pierre T.F. Riggs Governors soccer teams swept their opponents. This time around, the Govs boys and girls both defeated the Brookings Bobcats at the Fishback Soccer Complex in Brookings on Thursday.

The Govs boys found themselves down 1-0 at halftime after a goal by senior Talon Everding. The Govs would not be outdone in the second half. They got two goals by senior Cole Peterson and a goal by junior Rylan Derry. Derry’s goal was crucial, since the Bobcats got a goal by junior Kole Kalber about two minutes after Derry’s goal. However, the Govs were able to hang on for a 3-2 victory.

The Govs girls got goals from sophomore Ryann Berry, freshman Gracelyn Taylor and junior Kamden Kuipers to give them a 3-0 lead at halftime. The two teams traded goals in the second half, but the Govs ended up on the right end of a 5-2 victory.

The Govs boys improved to 6-3-1, while the Govs girls improved to 7-3. The Govs will next see action against the Yankton Bucks (7-1-1) and Yankton Gazelles (4-5-1) on Tuesday at the PILC Soccer Fields in Pierre. The girls varsity game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. CT, while the boys varsity game is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT.

Scott Millard | 605-295-8429

Scott Millard has been the sports reporter for the Capital Journal since 2017. He was previously an intern with the Capital Journal during the summer of 2016.

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