Warrior Girls Win, Boys Tie In Soccer Games Against Phillip Barbour Colts
Dunmore, WV – The Lady Warriors had a very slow first twenty minutes of play in their match with the visiting Class AA Phillip Barbour Colts Soccer Team Tuesday night. The late arriving visitors scored first with 26:26 to go in the first half with a shot that skipped down the field well out in front of junior PCHS goalie Sarah Jonese and bounced high over her and hit the ground again beyond her reach before rolling into the goal.
The second unanswered score by the Colts was just as lucky five minutes later when PCHS was called for a hand ball in the box that resulted in a score off a penalty kick for a 2-0 Colts lead.
It would take another ten minutes, but senior all-stater Morgan Williamson got the Warriors on the board with a long, strong kick past the Colts goalie to cut the lead to 2-1.
The momentum quickly switched, and with 6:27 to go in the half, sophomore all-stater Samantha Walton placed a penalty kick over the Barbour County goalie’s head for the 2-2 tie.
The second half scoring started in less than five minutes when Williamson passed to Walton who again kicked over the goalie’s head for the first lead of the game 3-2. Walton’s third goal of the game came with 13 minutes to go as she drilled the ball low and across the front of the goal into the far corner for the 4-2 final score.
The Lady Warriors improve to a perfect 4-0 on the season and the Colts drop to 1-2-2.
Warrior Boys Soccer
By the time the boys’ game started, the temperature was much lower, but the grass then got wet and slippery. The talented and fast Colts scored quickly only 3:10 into the match with a drive right to the goal for the 1-0 lead.
Another seventeen minutes would pass before PCHS’s only senior, Alex Rodriguez, passed to freshman Garrett McCurdy, who hit a shot over the head of the PB goalie to tie the match 1-1.
With just over one minute to go in the half, junior Curtis Pyles passed to fellow junior Bill Kelley for a score to take the first PCHS lead 2-1.
The Colts got lucky in the second half with 10:23 to go when PCHS goalie, sophomore Frankie Lambert, could not keep the wet soccer ball in his hands on a save, and the ball rolled in for the final 2-2 tie.
The Colts threatened quickly and often in the final moments, but the Warrior defense held with Lambert getting 12 saves on the night. The Colts record is now 1-2-1 and the Warriors stand at 1-1-2.
The PCHS Boys do not have another game until a September 16th, 7 PM home match-up vs Petersburg.
Thanks to Bruce McKean for the information in this report.