6th Ranked Raiders Slip by RS Central

August 28, 2007 at 8:11 am Leave a comment

As reported by a series of text messages, emails, and weary young voices:    (cost us a pizza for this report) —


South Point Men’s Soccer Team struggled in their first regular outing at RS Central after Saturday night’s Gazette Cup win. Traveling to Rutherfordton after the first day of school, the Raiders found a way to win 3-2 in a “sketchy” match.

Scoring started when #9 and #10 performed a quick restart on an indirect kick in the box. #10 drilled the goal over the protests of a surprised RS Central squad. (Shades of last season’s CL competitions – who says you can’t learn by watching?)

#3 scored the second SP goal from an assist by #10 finding the lower left post on a “sweet run”.

Apparently, the grass on the field was quite high, RS Central is known to play all sorts of head games with their sporting opponents. This caused a lot of balls to die in the grass from lack of pace. 

SP #8 earned a yellow card for “not a foul”, and the ensuing direct kick from about 20 yards was mishandled and the crowd in the box squirted a goal for RS Central.  A second goal for RS was scored by a PK.

SP #10 scored the winning goal on a PK to make the final 3-2 for Belmont.

The boys are “tired and distracted”, said one of the seniors, on the trip back last evening. The Senior Parade festivities, first day of school, new classes, and two matches in three days didn’t help matters. One bright spot, the Raiders earned a Top 10 ranking in the NCHSAA coaches poll for the first week of the season.

The Raiders have the next week off from competition with the next scheduled match on Tuesday, September 4 at home against a dispirited East Lincoln team. East Lincoln is coming off  a 5-2 loss to 1A powerhouse Polk County last week in their stadium.


Entry filed under: Belmont, Front Porch, HS Soccer, HS Sports, Life, NC High School Soccer, NC Soccer Coaches Association, NC Soccer Forum, NCHSAA, NCSCA, School, Small Town, Soccer, South Point, South Point HS, Sports.

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