Pocahontas County High School Girls Soccer: front row, l to r: Kira Bircher, Amelia Rose, Laila Calhoun, Cloey Sharp, Sage McLaughlin, Alexa Taylor, Elizabeth Hefner, Emily Casto. Second row:  Sara Stull, Talisa Arbogast, Savannah McMillion, Sienna Bircher, Kelsi Taylor, Emma Riffe, Katlyn Simmons.  Third row:  Rayna Smith, Hazel Riley, Allyson Alderman, MaKenna McKenney, Macaden Taylor, Chasity Wimer. Photo courtesy of Picket Fence Photography

The Pocahontas County High School Lady Warriors soccer team played and won three games last week – two on the road and one at home. 

The Lady Warriors at Midland Trail, September 3

At half-time the Lady Warriors were ahead 3-0. They did not score in the second half but they held Midland Trail at 0 for a final score of 3-0 Pocahontas. 

Scorers were seniors Laila Calhoun, Cloey Sharp and Kira Bircher.  Assists on these goals were from seniors Sharp, Elizabeth Hefner and Calhoun.

Additional shots on goal were from forwards and midfielders, senior Alexa Taylor, Sage McLaughlin, Hefner, junior Savannah McMillion, sophomores Rayna Smith, Mackenna McKenney and Macaden Taylor.

Defenders and midfielders, led by seniors Amelia Rose, Emily Casto and McLaughlin, junior McMillion and sophomores M. Taylor and Hazel Riley, cleared the ball out of the backfield 63 times.

Goalkeeper junior Sienna Bircher saved four goals of Midland Trail’s four shots on goal. She also came out of the goal for several steals and tackles to prevent additional shots on goal.  This was the team’s third shut-out of the season.

Lady Warriors at the Paul Cline Memorial Sports Complex in Beckley vs. Shady Spring September 5

At half-time the Lady Warriors were ahead 5-1. They scored three goals in the second half and, although Shady Spring took several shots on goal, they scored only one more for a final score of 8-2 Pocahontas. 

Scorers were seniors Kira Bircher, Alexa Taylor, Laila Calhoun and Cloey Sharp. Assists on these goals were from seniors, A. Taylor and Sharp and sophomore Macaden Taylor.Additional shots on goal were from forwards and midfielders, senior Sage McLaughlin, junior Savannah McMillion and freshman Kelsi Taylor.

Defenders and midfielders, led by seniors Casto, Amelia Rose, Elizabeth Hefner and McLaughlin, junior McMillion  and sophomores M. Taylor, Mac-kenna McKenney and Hazel Riley, cleared the ball out of the backfield 47 times.

Goalkeeper junior Sienna Bircher saved nine goals of Shady Spring’s 11 shots on goal, and allowed two. 

The Lady Warriors finished the week at home vs. Braxton County, September 7.

At half-time the game was tied 0-0. The Lady Warriors scored three goals in the second half and Braxton County scored one for a final score of 3-1 Pocahontas. 

Scorer was senior Kira Bircher with assists from seniors Laila Calhoun and Alexa Taylor and junior Savannah McMillion.

Additional shots on goal were from forwards and midfielders, seniors A. Taylor, Calhoun, Cloey Sharp, Hefner and Sage McLaughlin, junior McMillion and freshman Katlyn Simmons.

Defenders and midfielders, led by sophomores Macaden Taylor and Rayna Smith, seniors Casto, Hefner, Rose and McLaughlin, and freshmen Allyson Alderman, Emma Riffe and TaLisa Arbogast cleared the ball out of the backfield 56 times.

Goalkeeper junior Sienna Bircher saved five goals of Braxton County’s six shots on goal, and allowed one. 

The Lady Warriors’ record is 5 wins, 1 tie, and 1 loss. They have scored 31 goals, saved 68 and allowed 8. 

The Warriors play Herbert Hoover at home Saturday at 1 p.m.

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