Dwiggins, Hale star for JV soccer

Published 10:56 am Tuesday, March 19, 2024

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By Brian Pitts

Enterprise Record

After dropping the last seven games and finishing a woeful 1-12 in 2023, the Davie JV soccer team’s showing in a 1-1 tie with visiting Alexander Central on March 11 is something that should be applauded.

“It’s the best our JV team has played since I’ve been coach of the varsity,” Corbin Kopetzky said after the JV season opener. “Collin (Ferebee) is an outstanding coach and he can get the kids to do a lot.”

Central opened the scoring by converting a corner kick. With less than five minutes remaining, Skylar Dwiggins saved the day by putting in the game-tying goal.

“Skyler crashed like she’s supposed to and was in the right place at the right time,” Kopetzky said. “She had an opportunity and she capitalized.”

Ava Hale seized the spotlight.

“Ava played out of her mind (at goalie),” Ferebee said. “She definitely kept us in the game. Skylar got the equalizer, but without Ava’s heroics, we would’ve been out of the game in the first half probably.”

Reynolds 3, Davie 0

The War Eagles fell at home to Reynolds on March 13, but they handled themselves well. Last year Davie lost to the Demons by scores of 8-0 and 4-0.

“The JV coach for Reynolds said it was the best JV team he’s had there, and we improved from 8-0 last year to 3-0 this year,” Ferebee said. “We played hard, made a couple of mistakes that led to goals, but overall I’m really pleased with the progress we’re making so far.”

Davie’s player of the game was Kaylee Lewis. “Because she had some huge defensive stops that saved some shots/goals,” Ferebee said.