Stiff defense helped Pella High’s boys’ soccer team shut out Winterset 2 – 0 yesterday in their season opener. The Little Dutch took advantage of a pair of opportunities. In the first half, Anthony Bentzinger put a free kick past the Huskies’ wall in the ninth minute to get Pella off and rolling. Will Warner was chosen to shoot a penalty kick after another foul on Seth Johnson, and he was able to convert to give the Dutch some added insurance in the 51’ mark. Pella is 1 – 0 to start the year, and they are next at home against Oskaloosa on Tuesday.