War Eagle soccer team gives Parkland a scare

Published 9:33 am Thursday, October 7, 2021

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The Davie soccer team’s losing streak in the Central Piedmont Conference continued against visiting Parkland on Sept. 29, but it was a heartening near-miss, 1-0.

Two days earlier, West Forsyth thrashed Davie 6-0 at War Eagle Stadium. How difficult has the CPC road been for Davie? At that point, 6-nil was the closest margin in five league games.

And the Parkland game figured to be more of the same. The Mustangs lost 2-1 to West Forsyth. They lost 1-0 to Reynolds; the Demons beat Davie 8-0. They beat Reagan 3-1; the Raiders beat Davie 7-0. They lost 1-0 in overtime to East Forsyth; the Eagles beat Davie 7-0.

While Parkland looked far superior to Davie on paper, the War Eagles had other plans. The game’s only goal came less than two minutes into the first half. Without a doubt, Davie (1-9-1 overall, 0-6 CPC) took a step in the right direction.

“It was a super great game and experience for us,” coach Jason Clark said. “It was a very even game. Both teams had opportunities to score, so we did very well.”

The Davie JV lost 7-0 to West Forsyth and 5-0 to Parkland.