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Soccer falls to ER, AC

Davie’s varsity soccer team outscored visiting East Rowan in the second half on Aug. 27. Davie, though, left a lot to be desired in the first half, and the rocky start cost it in a 6-4 loss.

The Mustangs, who lost 5-1 to Oak Grove earlier, evened their record at 1-1. Davie fell to 0-2 in nonconference play.

Coach Nathan Stephens said: “We should have (won). We were the better team. We’ve got to put two halves together. It’s a bit frustrating, but we’re a young team (with four seniors, 11 juniors, three sophomores and two freshmen). For most everybody on the team, this is their first year on varsity.”

The War Eagles dug a 4-1 hole in the first half, the goal coming on a breakaway by sophomore Anthony Ortiz. Getting goals from freshman Kevin Morgan and juniors Bernardo Rodriguez and Danny Torres, they hit their stride in the second half – although it was too little too late.

Stephens: “We’re getting better. We’ve just got to learn to put two halves together. It was pretty clear that we were the better team. Sometimes the better team doesn’t win.”

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Two days later at Alexander Central, Davie was dealt a dispiriting 4-1 loss. The Cougars (2-2-1), who had only managed five goals across four games, built a 3-1 halftime lead and coasted from there. Ortiz had the lone goal for Davie (0-3) with an assist from Rodriguez.

Stephens: “I’m hoping it was the second-day-of-school blues. We looked very tired and low energy. We just did not play good. We will regroup and be ready for (this) week.”

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The Davie JV lost 2-0 at AC, which scored in each half. Davie fell to 0-2.