Ian Spear took a pass from Dick, gained control at the top of the box and sent a low shot into the far corner of the net for a 2-0 Peru lead at the 20:05 mark.
Then, shortly after at 20:45, Jonathan Plessis-Belair got into the scoring act with a shot from the side that found the far corner of the net similar to Dick’s goal.
“The two goals were the ice-breaker,” Armstrong said. “We had to overcome some adversity, like we have all season. I thought our players did a good job keeping their composure when we were getting the chances and not scoring.”
To the Huskies’ credit, they kept battling and broke Peru’s shutout bid with 4:35 remaining in the game. Alex Johnson sent a shot from the outside over the head of Peru keeper Guy Loveless and into the net.
“We had a little letdown,” Armstrong said. “But I was happy with our overall performance. A win’s a win.”
The Indians finished with a 22-9 advantage in shots. Loveless ended up with four saves and Austin Lamay turned away 11 shots for the Huskies.
Peru 3, Franklin Academy 1
Peru 0 3 — 3
Franklin Academy 0 1 — 1
Second half- 1, P, J. Dick (LaFave), 3:58. 2, P, Spear (J. Dick), 20:05. 3, P, Plessis-Belair, 20:45. 4, FA, Johnson, 35:25.
Shots: Peru 22, Franklin Academy 11.
Saves: Loveless,P, 4. Lamay, FA, 11.