Soccer wins opener

Published 5:33 pm Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Davie’s varsity girls soccer team didn’t do much last year, going 5-16 and scoring as many as four goals just once. But this is a new season under a new coach, and Davie did whatever it wanted in the opener at home against Mt. Airy on March 3.

In Abe Senbel’s first game as coach, the War Eagles thumped the Granite Bears 9-1.

“Strong start,” Senbel said. “The girls passed the ball much better, looked determined and excited.”

After building a 3-1 margin in the first half, Davie looked awesome in the second half. Freshman Rachel Devereaux scored a pair of goals in her Davie debut. Sophomore Alexis Riddle also had two. Davie got one from senior Jessica Navarro, junior Reece Vizcaino, freshman Madison Smith, freshman Addyson Cox and senior Faith Bokeno.

Riddle and junior Jaci Grachen had two assists each as Davie put up the most goals in 23 games. Bokeno and senior Katherine Watts had one assist each.

Georgia Visser and Maddie Tellup split time at goalie. Visser had three first-half saves and Tellup had two in the second half.

“We are off to a great start, and we all know that we have a lot of work to do, too,” Senbel said. “Overall, I am proud of all of them and their efforts.”