The Pocahontas County High School Lady Warriors Soccer team had two games last week. Again, they won one and lost one.
Game 10 vs. James Monroe, September 25
At half-time the Lady Warriors were ahead 5 – 0. They scored two more goals in the second half for a final sore of 7 – 0.
Scorers were senior Brianna Hefner, juniors Kira Bircher and Chloey Sharp, and sophomore Savannah McMillion. Assists on these goals were from B. Hefner, K. Bircher, McMillion, and freshman Mackenna McKenney.
Additional shots on goal were from forwards and midfielders, seniors Marlee McLaughlin and Josey Faris, juniors Elizabeth Hefner, Alexa Taylor and Sage McLaughlin, and freshmen Rayna Smith and McKenney.
Defenders led by juniors Amelia Roe and Emily Casto, and freshmen Macaden Taylor and Hazel Riley cleared the ball out of the backfield 24 times.
Goalkeeper sophomore Sienna Bircher saved three goals of James Monroe’s three shots on goal, and allowed 0. This was the team’s fourth shut-out of the season.
Game 11 vs. Philip Barbour, September 26
This was PCHS Senior Night, and the following seniors were recognized: Brianna Hefner, Marlee McLaughlin, Jose Faris, Justice Calhoun and Lindsay Browning.
At half-time the score was tied at 0-0. In the second half, each team scored one goal and the score remained tied at 1 – 1 until the last few minutes of the game when Philip Barbour scored its second goal. The final score was 1 – 2, Philip Barbour.
This was a hard-fought loss for the Lady Warriors. They are to be commended for their efforts on the field and for joining with Philip Barbour in prayer for a Philip Barbour player who was injured during the game.
Scorer was sophomore Savannah McMillion with an assist from junior Kira Bircher.
Additional shots on goal were from forwards and midfielders, senior Brianna Hefner and juniors Alexa Taylor, Elizabeth Hefner and K. Bircher.
Defenders and midfielders, led by B. Hefner and juniors Emily Casto, Amelia Rose, E. Hefner, and Sage McLaughlin, cleared the ball out of the backfield 59 times.
Goalkeeper sophomore Sienna Bircher saved 10 goals of Philip Barbour’s 12 shots on goal, and allowed only two. S. Bircher also came out of the goal for several steals and tackles to prevent additional shots on goal.
Game 12 at James Monroe and Game 13 at Bluefield were cancelled due to weather.
The Lady Warriors’ record is now 7 wins, 0 ties, and 4 losses.
Upcoming games are away at Petersburg and Beckley. The last game of the regular season will be at PCHS Saturday, October 13, at 11 a.m. vs. Nicholas County.