JV soccer feels snakebit

Published 1:45 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2023

By Brian Pitts

Enterprise Record

Davie’s JV soccer team has acquitted itself well in Scott McBain’s second year at the helm, but it’s been a frustrating season nonetheless.

The War Eagles are just snakebit. They’re 2-5 in one-goal games and last week’s contests against East Forsyth and Reagan resulted in their third consecutive setback by one goal. After losing 1-0 to Reynolds on Oct. 4, they lost by the same score at East on Oct. 9. Then two days later came a 4-3 home defeat to Reagan.

At East, Davie fell behind in the first half and neither team scored in the second. Against Reagan, both teams had a goal in the second half; the difference was Davie’s 3-2 halftime deficit.

“Hard-fought close losses are frustrating all season,” McBain said. “No quitting in these guys, I’m proud to say.”

Andy Longares recorded a hat trick against the Raiders, but he couldn’t prevent the third one-goal loss in a span of eight days.

“It was inspirational, aggressive play by Isaiah Beaty that got the team moving,” McBain said after Davie slipped to 5-8-1 overall and 1-7-1 in the Central Piedmont Conference.

Varsity

The two games extended the Davie varsity team’s long stretch of misery. The War Eagles (1-16, 0-10 CPC) went down 4-0 to East and 7-0 to Reagan.