With only two weeks left in the regular season, the boys soccer team at Lord Botetourt is 10-2. Last week the Cavaliers defeated Rockbridge, 5-0, and Alleghany, 9-1, both in Daleville.
“Last week’s competition forwarded us the opportunity for our reserves to gain valuable game like experience,” said coach Tim Wright. “It too allowed me to pull up some junior varsity members. As I reflect on these games, sophomores Coleman Osborne, Joe Crump, Marc Judge and Gardner Branscom proved to me that they are more than capable of handling themselves with more experienced varsity guys.”
Trey Rice, Blake Myers, Collin Ewers, Benny Ford and Isaac DeHart all scored against Rockbridge. Jacob Booth had two assists and Rice and Myers had one each.
On Friday against Alleghany, Rice and Zach Durham each scored twice. LB got one goal each from Myers, Booth, DeHart, Corey Hackett and Gardner Branscom in a game that was shortened by slaughter rule.
The Cavaliers head into this week with tough competition ahead. They’re at William Byrd Wednesday night at the Vinyard Sports Complex and at William Fleming on the artificial turf Friday.
“We have two games left against William Byrd and one with William Fleming,” said Wright. “Both teams are very strong, and I still do not think we have fully proved ourselves.
“We are young and facing numerous injuries, one of which took our key attacking player Cooper Johnson out prior to our season opener. So, the implications of the next three games are huge as I think our performance in these games will prove to me the caliber of a team that we are.”