JV soccer scoring and winning

Published 2:04 pm Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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While the varsity soccer team is struggling, Davie’s JV is giving fans something to cheer about.

When the War Eagles of Scott McBain raced past visiting Parkland 6-2 on Sept. 25, they notched a fifth victory for the first time since going 5-14-2 in 2018. The 5-5 record to that point was significant because the JV went 2-51-4 over the previous four seasons. Not only do they have the most wins in five years, the offensive outburst against the Mustangs was the greatest effort in 11 years, or 192 games. (Davie beat Lexington 6-1 in 2012.)

After a slow start that saw Davie trail 2-1 at halftime, the War Eagles exploded in the second half. Andy Longares and Hector Rodriguez finished with two goals each, while Isaiah Beaty and Evans Steele had one apiece.

McBain said the defense was anchored by Jaxon Cruse and Joshua Baker, with Porter Spann getting the job done in goal. He added that “Alex Serrano, Hunter Stephens and Devin Hernandez held the midfield with solid play.”

Two days later in Kernersville, the War Eagles missed a good opportunity for their sixth win. They squandered a 3-1 lead and settled for a 3-3 tie against Glenn.

Beaty had two goals and Longares one. Davie is 5-5-1 overall and 1-4-1 in the Central Piedmont Conference.