PCHS soccer teams finish regular seasons strong
Dunmore, W.Va. –
#12 Warriors (8-5-2)………………………….9
The PCHS boys dropped in the Class A/AA weekly rankings from #11 to #12 just before entertaining Petersburg for senior night on October 9. Region 3 Section 2 rival Pikeview swapped positions with Class AA Pikeview taking the higher #11 rank. The Warriors improved upon their 4-1 win a month ago at Petersburg with an easy 9-0 shutout at home. on Tuesday PCHS out shot “the burg” 43-1 and 8-1 on corner kicks while Petersburg had 19 saves vs one for PCHS. Senior Tyler Davis had four scores, one assist and ten shots to lead the way, while sophomore Cary Robertson leads the charge into next season with two goals on seven shots. Junior Garrett McCurdy had one goal on five shots plus one assist, and sophomore Phillip Green led the team with four assists while adding three shots. Other scorers for PCHS were: junior Nils Schmidt-1 of 2 shots and one assist, goalie Alex Kennison-1. Freshman Chad Friel put up four shots. Senior Parker White ended a great senior career at center midfield and assisted twice and had two shots. PCHS led 5-0 at the half and 9-0 at game’s end.
The seven seniors honored Thursday night were: Tyler Davis, Michael Dewesse, Levi Hefner, Ethan Pugh, Gabriel Walkup, Parker White and Phillip Whiteis.
#12 Warriors (9-5-2)………………………….9
@Pendleton County (0-9-0)………………..0
The #12 ranked Warriors would end their regular season the second highest ranked Class A public boys team in WV in the combined Class A/AA division. One public school, #2 Williamstown, and two private schools, #1 Charleston Catholic and #10 Huntington St. Joe are the only three Class A schools ranked higher than PCHS. #9 Bluefield and #11 Pikeview are the only two higher ranked teams in Region 3, and PCHS lost by one goal in their last game with each of these teams in regular season.
PCHS shutout Pendleton 10-0 in late September at PCHS, and managed a second 9-0 shutout October 9 at Franklin. Robertson led the way with three goals on six shots, while German exchange student Tony Rosemann made two goals on four shots. Scoring one goal each were Davis on 7 shots and 1 assist, McCurdy on 4 shots and 1 assist, freshman Austin Hubbert on one shot, and Schmidt on one shot. Others with one assist each were junior James Coy, Green, freshman Conlin Halterman and freshman Trey Walton. PCHS was called for offsides ten times.
The #12 Warriors, coached by Steve White and assisted by Kathy White and Cully McCurdy, open sectional play on Wednesday, October 17 vs Greater Beckley Christian (4-8-0) at 6 PM in Summersville with the finals being held on Friday, October 19 at 7 PM in Summersville.
#15 Lady Warriors (8-5-1)……………………………4
The PCHS girls dropped in the Class A/AA weekly rankings from #13 to #15 just before entertaining Petersburg for senior night on October 9. One public school, #14 Region 3 Section 1 rival Midland Trail, and three private schools, #4 Charleston Catholic, #5 Wheeling Central and #12 Linsly (Wheeling), are the only Class A schools ranked higher than PCHS. #8 Class AA PikeView and #14 Trail are the only two higher ranked teams in Region 3, and PCHS lost by one goal to Region 3 Section 2 PikeView and tied Trail 1-1 in regular season.
The Warriors improved Tuesday upon their 3-0 shutout a month ago at Petersburg with a easy 4-1 victory at home. PCHS out shot “the burg” 25-10 and 6-2 on corner kicks while Petersburg had 16 saves vs six for PCHS. Senior Sam Walton scored one goal in the first half and had 11 shots in the match. Petersburg’s Else Cardot scored one goal after Walton’s score to tie the match 1-1. PCHS made three goals in the second for the 4-1 win. Freshman Brittany McMillion scored two of those goals and assisted on sophomore Tristin Day’s goal. McMillion and senior Olivia Workman each had four shots, and junior Makeia Jonese had three.
The five seniors honored Thursday were Amy Bennett, Kristen Beverage, Claire Mosesso, Sam Walton and Olivia Workman.
#15 Lady Warriors (9-5-1)……………………………4
@ James Monroe (0-5-1)…………………………….0
PCHS beat James Monroe 6-1 in mid-September at PCHS, and managed a second 4-0 shutout this week at James Monroe on October 11. Day led the way in the match with two goals in the second on her only two shots. Jonese scored the only goal in the match in the first on her only shot. McMillion scored on one of three shots, and senior Amy Bennett had one shot. PCHS out shot JMHS 13-7, and JMHS led on saves 9-6.
The #15 Lady Warriors, coached by Kathy White and assisted by Steve White and Cully McCurdy, open sectional play vs Nicholas County (2-12-2) on Tuesday, October 16, at 5 PM at the Beckley YMCA Fields with the sectional finals on Thursday, October 18, at 6 PM in Beckley.