The Wooden Shoes scored their fourth goal with 31:42 remaining after being awarded a penalty kick following an elbow in the penalty area. Blievernicht took the kick, and put one past Thomas on the right side.
Following the early Tornado goal, the defense tightened up and allowed the Wooden Shoe offense to control the pace of the game. Belford made five saves on the game, but never was challenged as seriously as he was on the opening goal for Taylorville.
Both Deters and Blievernicht had a goal and an assist, while Meinhart and Kowalski added goals of their own.
It was a solid opening effort for Teutopolis, who has just three seniors on the roster and one returning defender, junior Rachel Westendorf.
"We have a very young defensive line," Jansen said. "They had a little bit of miscommunication, they got caught up and the ball got crossed behind them. Not lack of talent or will back there. Communication is going to be key."
The challenges will pick up this week, as the Shoes take part in the Charleston Red and Gold Soccer Invitational. They open play Red Pool play Wednesday at 5 p.m. against Charleston at Charleston High School.
They play Mattoon Friday at 4 p.m. at N/S Field, and close pool play Saturday at noon against Effingham, playing again at the N/S Field.
Taylorville 1 0 1
Teutopolis 2 2 4
35:41 Taylorville goal, Zach Allen, 1-0
35:04 Teutopolis goal, Drew Kowalski, 1-1
11:56 Teutopolis goal, Justin Deters (Kyle Blievernicht assist), 2-1
36:39 Teutopolis goal, Mitch Meinhart (Justin Deters assist), 3-1
31:42 Teutopolis goal, Kyle Blievernicht PK, 4-1