Second-ranked Archbishop Curley traveled to Bel Air Wednesday afternoon for their MIAA A Conference soccer opener with John Carroll, shutout the host Patriots, 3-0.

Nick Richardson made a long run from the back to score Curley’s first goal and Brett Sutton also scored in the first half as the Friars (2-0 overall) went to intermission with a 2-0 lead. In the second half, Sutton assisted Brenden Hollingsworth for Curley’s final game.

Brandon Knapp and Alejandro Arbelaez each had an assist on the first half scores.

John Carroll fell to 0-2-1 overall with the loss.

NO. 2 ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 3, JOHN CARROLL 0
AC  2  1  —  3
JC  0  0   —  0
GOALS:
AC-Richardson, Sutton, Hollingsworth.
ASSISTS: AC-Knapp, Arbelaez, Sutton.
SAVES: AC-Gentry 2, Wdzieczkowski 1; JC-Noone 7.