South Point High School Men’s Soccer Schedule

August 10, 2007 at 9:55 pm Leave a comment

The South Point HS soccer team announced its 2007 schedule on their website.

Some interesting early season match ups await a team that finished among the top 15 in the State 3A rankings at the end of last season. South Point lost to Asheville HS in the first round of last fall’s state playoffs, 3-2 in PK’s after two OT thrillers.

The Hickory Scrimmages loom large with an 8:00 AM, August 18 tussle with perennial state 3A playoff powerhouse, TC Roberson. On the same day, a new high school with a famous coach, Mallard Creekmallardhs1.jpg, and 3A state champs Lake Norman’s former coach, Dane Perry. East Meck HS rounds out the day for the Red Raiders of Belmont.

The Gazette Cup awaits the Raiders the week of August 20-25. South Point will be gunning for their 7th Cup win in 15 trys.

The Red Raiders play in the Big South 3A/4A conference with several powerhouse schools in the NCHSAA.

The boys from Belmont have their hands full with conference and non-conference matches throughout the season.

They had a good training camp at UNC-Greensboro, with three players, Will Harbin, Kevin Haskins, and Case Gadd, being elected to participate in the camp All-Star match.

South Point returns 10 Senior starters from the 14-4-2 campaign of 2006. With 17 Seniors on the squad of 25, these older boys will completely dominate the starting lineup early in the season, but will be pushed by several underclassman throughout the season. 5 of the incoming seniors earned All Conference honors in 2006, and 3 earned NCSCA Region 9 honors. Top scoring striker, Kevin Haskins, tallied 38 goals last season.

Forestview jaghead.jpg, still remains as a force to contend with in the conference. With an impressive resume’, the Jaguars return as defending Gazette Cup and Conference Champions. It appears their strength will be in their forwards and defense this year. It will be a rebuilding year in their midfield and keeper positions.

Ashbrook greenwave2.giflooks to be the strongest returning side across the front and middle of the pitch, with their defense and keeper positions being younger and less experienced. They will have very competitive matches against the upper half of the conference team.

Crest HS from Boiling Springs is another strong contender in the Big South Conference. Crest returns a very fast and physical midfield contingent. There central defenders can surprise the rest of the conference if they gain confidence early in their season.

Hunter Huss huskie2.jpgshould surprise the conference big shots with a strong contingent of very good, but undisciplined players. They will be very physical and could knock off one of the conference favorites if they mesh as a squad.

East Gaston warriortrans.gif has talented midfielders, forwards and defenders. Just not a lot of them. Their bench is light and could be a problem.

North Gaston is still at the bottom of the conference pile. There are a couple of shining hopes that could make this year’s squd more competitive.

Obviously, those who visit the Belmont Front Porch like soccer and all sports, but especially soccer. This synopsis, like most of our other posts, comes from an editorial board and they didn’t agree on all of this, but the town of Belmont is looking for a good season from this group of students.

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