BELFAST — The Mount View boys soccer team, which played its third game in four days, trekked a few miles south to renew its long-standing Waldo County high school athletic rivalry with host Belfast on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at Dennis “Bear” Bryant Field.

The opponents played largely even through the first 40 minutes of play, with the Lions a much-improved squad from Class B North and the Mustangs the defending Class C North champions from two years prior.

Mount View’s Cole Ripley. Photo by Mark Haskell

However, the Mustangs, ultimately, assumed control of the match in the early stages of the second half with a few well-placed insurance goals and netted a hard-fought, 4-0 road win.

Three of those four goals came from Draedyn Furrow, who gave the ‘Stangs a 1-0 lead prior to halftime and pumped in two more over the game’s final 40 minutes. The senior has 10 goals only three games into the season.

Isaac Widmer also found the net for Mount View.

Belfast’s Lucas Newsom, front, and Mount View’s Draedyn Furrow. Photo by Mark Haskell

Declan Knowlton minded the net for Mount View as did Miles Cannon for Belfast. Knowlton made five saves for the visitors and Cannon nine for the hosts.

The Mustangs held a 13-5 edge in shots.

Mount View’s Ryan Oliver, left, and Belfast’s Lincoln Outerbridge. Photo by Mark Haskell

The game was back-and-forth in the first half, but it was Furrow who put Mount View on the board with 13:53 to play.

The ‘Stangs wasted little time in the second half to double their lead when Vern Smith put a ball on net that Widmer played off his body and past the Lion keeper to make the score 2-0.

Furrow added an unassisted goal minutes later and put the game out of reach with his third goal of the game with 21:17 remaining after the Lion keeper came well out of the goal to track down a 50/50 ball.

Furrow corralled the ball and quickly moved to his left and chipped in the uncontested goal for Mount View.