Rosser scores hat trick for JV soccer

Published 2:03 pm Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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While the Davie varsity soccer team started 0-2, the JV broke a long losing streak.

The varsity was shut out twice, 2-0 at home to Statesville on Jan. 29 and 5-0 at Mt. Tabor on Feb. 3. Both games were nonconference.

On the bright side, Sam Rosser and the JV War Eagles dominated visiting North Davidson 5-0 on Jan. 29 to even their record at 1-1 and stop an 11-game losing streak. (The JV went 0-16-1 last season and was 0-27-1 in the previous 28 games.)

Rosser came up big with a hat trick. The other two goals were scored by Peter Marks and Arturo Gomez.

“Sam was able to use his speed to really beat their defense and get past them,” coach Johnny Oceguera said.

The coach said Nathan Linville, Austin Boswell, Mason Kuhnemann and Josh Clark anchored the defense as Davie earned its first win since 3-1 over Mt. Airy on Sept. 4, 2018.

“Nathan and Austin did great at managing the defense,” he said. “We played well and a lot of guys played tough. We made a lot fewer mistakes and really played a complete game.”


Five days later, the JV War Eagles endured a dreary loss, 8-0 at Tabor on Feb. 3.

“We played a really poor game,” Oceguera said after Davie fell to 1-2 in nonconference play. “We only shot the ball twice, but got shot on 26 times. Caleb McDaniel and Peter Marks did the best they could playing goalie, but we couldn’t pull off anything offensively. We did not play man defense well and did not win many balls in the air.”