Pocahontas County High School boys and girls soccer teams wear #80 wristbands in honor of Roane County senior Alex Miller, who collapsed and died during a recent football game. Gina Hardesty photo

The Pocahontas County High School Lady Warriors soccer team played and won three games last week – one at home and two on the road. This extends their winning streak to 11, their overall record to 12-1-1, and shut-outs to 9. In addition, they have scored 85 goals, saved 100, and allowed 10.

Lady Warriors vs. James Monroe
Senior Night

At half-time, the Lady Warriors were ahead 4-0. They scored six more goals in the second half and held James Monroe at 0 for a final score of 10-0 Pocahontas. 

Scorers were seniors Kira Bircher, Sage McLaughlin, Cloey Sharp and Laila Calhoun. Assists on these goals were from seniors Elizabeth Hefner, Alexa Taylor, McLaughlin, K. Bircher, Calhoun, Sharp and junior Savannah McMillion.

With the support of her teammates, coach Shannon Arbogast, and the hometown crowd, K. Bircher scored six goals in this game to break the school record of 27 goals-on-season set by Sam Walton in 2012 and tied by Kayleigh Arbogast Hubbert in 2015.

Additional shots on goal were from forwards and midfielders, seniors Hefner and A. Taylor, junior McMillion and sophomores Mackenna McKinney and Macaden Taylor.

Defenders and midfielders, led by seniors Emily Casto and Amelia Rose and sophomore Macaden Taylor, cleared the ball out of the defensive field 27 times.

Goalkeeper junior Sienna Bircher saved 1 goal of James Monroe’s 1 shot on goal, and allowed 0. This was the team’s seventh shut-out of the season.

Lady Warriors at James Monroe
September 26

At half-time, the Lady Warriors were ahead 4-0. They scored seven more goals in the second half and held James Monroe at 0 for a final score of 11-0 Pocahontas. 

• Scorers were seniors Laila Calhoun, Kira Bircher, Sage McLaughlin and Cloey Sharp, junior Savannah McMillion and freshman Kelsi Taylor. Assists on these goals were from seniors Alexa Taylor, Elizabeth Hefner, McLaughlin, K. Bircher and Calhoun, and sophomore Mackenna McKenney.

Additional shots on goal were from forwards and midfielders, seniors Hefner and A. Taylor, sophomores McKinney, Rayna Smith, M. Taylor and Allyson Alderman, and freshman Emma Riffe.

Defenders and midfielders, led by seniors Amelia Rose and Emily Casto, and sophomores Macaden Taylor and Hazel Riley cleared the ball out of the defensive field 15 times.

Goalkeeper junior Sienna Bircher saved 1 goal of James Monroe’s 1 shot on goal, and allowed 0. This was the team’s eighth shut-out of the season.

Lady Warriors at Braxton County
September 28

At half-time the Lady Warriors were ahead 2-0. They scored 2 more goals in the second half and held Braxton Co. at 0 for a final score of 4-0 Pocahontas.

Scorers were seniors Kira Bircher and Cloey Sharp, and junior Savannah McMillion. Assists on these goals were from junior McMillion and seniors Elizabeth Hefner, Alexa Taylor and K. Bircher.

Additional shots on goal were from forwards and midfielders, seniors Laila Calhoun, Sage McLaughlin and A. Taylor, and sophomores Rayna Smith and Allyson Alderman.

Defenders and midfielders, led by sophomores Macaden Taylor and Hazel Riley, and seniors Emily Casto, Amelia Rose, Hefner and McLaughlin cleared the ball out of the defensive field 46 times.

Goalkeeper junior Sienna Bircher saved three goals of Braxton County’s three shots on goal, and allowed 0. This was the team’s ninth shut-out of the season.

The last home game of the regular season will be played Saturday, October 5, vs. Charleston Catholic at 2 p.m.

This game will be a contest between the #1 Class A public school team in the state vs. the #1 Class A private school.

Please come out to support the Lady Warriors!

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