Forbush soccer nearing perfect MVAC season
Forbush Highâ€™s soccer team needs just one more win to complete a perfect conference season.
The Falcons beat Ashe County 3-0 on Tuesday night to improve to 15-0 in the Mountain Valley 1A/2A standings. Coach Seth Davisâ€™ team will try to close out its undefeated bid Thursday visiting Elkin.
Forbush got the scoring started quickly against Ashe. Patrik Babinec found the back of the net in the second minute. Chandler Carter set up the goal with a well-placed pass to his teammate.
Adrian Zamora scored next to give the Falcons a 2-0 lead in the opening half, knocking in a shot to the far corner. Cody Snow had the assist.
Ashe County regrouped defensively, coach Davis said, and the score remained 2-0 through the rest of the half. Kevin Boerman added the final net in the 54 minute.
“Ashe played us tough tonight,â€ť Davis said. â€śTheir team has improved greatly since the beginning of the season, and have earned the third spot out of our conference.Â I expect them to be a tough out in the playoffs.â€ť
Keeper Ender Castillo earned his 15th shutout of the season for Forbush, which is now 19-1-1 overall. The Falcons have outscored foes 93-10 this fall.
The state playoffs begin next week. Forbush will take a No. 1 seed into the 2A bracket. Davis has figured the first-round foe likely will be Jimmy Draughn. The Falcons advanced to the third round of the post-season a year ago before falling to Wilkes Central.
Forbush is currently ranked No. 2 for Class 2A in a statewide coaches poll, posted at EurosportScoreboard.com.
MVAC Soccer Scoreboard
WILKES CENTRAL AT ELKIN: Postponed.
STARMOUNT 17, ALLEGHANY 0: The Rams rolled on senior night, putting up seven goals in the first 20 minutes and taking an 11-0 lead by halftime.
Jose Adame had a hat trick for Starmount, while Pedro Morales, Nate Benfield and Jacob Shores scored two goals apiece. Chandler Chappell, Nick Oâ€™Donnell, Jonathan Catalan, Ulises Martinez, Shaun Windsor, Juan Lopez, Brett Pinnix and Jordan Morrison provided the other goals.
Starmount coach Dale Draughn said it was not his teamâ€™s intent to run up the score against the winless Trojans.
â€śWe moved everybody around tonight, our defensive players were playing offense and scoring, our offensive players played defense,â€ť Draughn said. â€śI used two players who had never played goalie before in goal for us. As a coach it is hard to tell a player they can not score, but you can put limitations on how they can score and we scored from those limitations.
â€śAgain, I want people to know that we did not run the score up on Alleghany tonight. I am not that type of coach, but when things are going your way, what can you do? I just hope we saved some for tomorrow (Wednesday) night at Wilkes Central.
Starmount, ranked No. 6 in the state, improved to 18-2 overall, 13-2 in the conference.
NORTH WILKES 3, WEST WILKES 2: The Vikings prevailed in a game that featured rain throughout. The Vikings finish the regular season with a 10-6 conference record, 13-7 overall.