|Indians Trip Up Pioneers, 2-1|
|Written by Mike Kelly|
|Thursday, 17 October 2013 08:13|
The Watauga High boy's soccer team suffered a huge setback Wednesday night. The Pioneers (15-3-1 overall; 8-3-1 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference) dropped a 2-1 decision to St. Stephens at Jack Groce
The loss leaves the Pioneers in third place, trailing Fred T. Foard, who they play next Monday night in Newton, N.C., by one game for second place; the loss leaves WHS 1 1/2 games behind first place Freedom. The Patriots (9-1-2 in league play) and the Tigers played to a 3-3 tie Wednesday night.
"We had our chances tonight," said WHS coach Woody McKay. "But, like we did at St. Stephens in our first meeting, we just couldn't finish. This puts even more emphasis on our last two games, starting Monday night at Foard."
It's WHS' second loss in its last three outings. The Pioneers dropped a 2-1 decision at Hickory last Wednesday night. The Pioneers take on the Tigers Monday before they return home to play Freedom in their season-finale next Wednesday night. The Pioneers haven't won a conference title in boy's soccer since 2007.
Tucker Chasteen had an excellent scoring chance late in the second half that might have tied the game, but his shot was turned away. Logan Raichle scored WHS' only goal on a penalty kick at the 39-minute mark of the first half. That shot tied the game. But the Indians scored on a header ball at the 63-minute mark of the second half.
WHS won the junior varsity game, 6-0. Kobe Araica led the way by scoring three times; Jett Dhing and Powell Glidewell had a goal and an assist apeice; Freddy Aguilera had two assists. Andrew Crumpler scored a goal and Andreas Reeder and Zach Lucas each had an assist.
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