Carver gets off, gets injured (Soccer)

April 12, 2011
Blaine Carver

Soldotna striker Blaine Carver of Seattle Pacific University showed flashes of brilliance in a spring exhibition match against the University of Portland, a perennial national power.

The reigning Great Northwest Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year tallied two assists to fuel a 2-1 upset victory on the road.

It wasn’t all good, though. Carver left the match in the second half with a knee injury. An MRI later revealed a torn meniscus, forcing him to undergo surgery today, according to a report on the team’s blog.

Before his injury Carver put a hurting on the Pilots.

He set up the first goal after dribbling and crossing it back to a teammate who volleyed it over the keeper’s head.

Then in the second half Carver settled a long pass at the 18-yard box, dribbled past two defenders and slide a beautiful pass by the keeper to a waiting teammate near the goal line.