The Pocahontas County High School Lady Warriors soccer team played and won two games at home last week, extending their winning streak to eight. In addition, the Lady Warriors are now ranked 4th in the state in class AA-A, improving from 6th last week.
Lady Warriors vs Midland Trail, September 19
At half-time the Lady Warriors were ahead 4-0. They scored one more goal in the second half and held Midland Trail at 0 for a final score of 5-0 Pocahontas.
Scorers were seniors Kira Bircher, Alexa Taylor and Laila Calhoun. Assists on these goals were from seniors Sage McLaughlin, Cloey Sharp and A. Taylor, and sophomore Mackenna McKenney.
Additional shots on goal were from forwards and midfielders, seniors Elizabeth Hefner, McLaughlin and Sharp, junior Savannah McMillion, sophomore MacKenna McKinney and freshman Kelsi Taylor.
Defenders and midfielders, led by seniors Emily Casto, Amelia Rose, Hefner and McLaughlin, junior McMillion and sophomore Macaden Taylor cleared the ball out of the defensive field 51 times.
Goalkeeper junior Sienna Bircher saved four goals of Midland Trail’s four shots on goal, and allowed 0. This was the team’s sixth shut-out of the season.
Lady Warriors vs Bluefield, September 21
At half-time the game was tied at 2-2. The Lady Warriors scored 3 goals in the second half while holding Bluefield at 2 for a final score of 5-2 Pocahontas.
Scorers were seniors Alexa Taylor and Kira Bircher, sophomore Savannah McMillion and freshman Kelsi Taylor. Assists on these goals were from seniors Sage McLaughlin, Laila Calhoun and K. Bircher.
Additional shots on goal were from forwards and midfielders, seniors Calhoun, Cloey Sharp, Elizabeth Hefner and Amelia Rose and sophomores MacKenna McKenney and Macaden Taylor.
Defenders and midfielders, led by sophomore M. Taylor, seniors Amelia Rose, Emily Casto, Hefner and McLaughlin and sophomore McMillion cleared the ball out of the defensive field 62 times.
• Goalkeeper junior Sienna Bircher saved six goals of Bluefield’s eight shots on goal, and allowed two.
The Lady Warriors’ record is 9 wins, 1 tie, and 1 loss.
They have scored 60 goals, saved 95, and allowed 10.
Their next three games are away, and then they play at home again on Tuesday, October 1 vs. Shady Spring at 7 p.m.