JV soccer coach marvels at Holt’s goal

Published 1:27 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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By Brian Pitts

Enterprise Record

Davie JV soccer coach Collin Ferebee is seeing amazing things as his girls compete against brutally tough competition in the Central Piedmont Conference.

After losing 3-0 to Reynolds on March 13, the War Eagles stayed within 3-1 at Reynolds on April 17. After losing 2-1 to East Forsyth in March, Davie fought to a 0-0 tie at East on April 22.

At Reynolds, the unbeaten Demons (7-0) only held a 2-1 halftime lead.

“Reynolds is the team to beat in JV land, and we played them hard for 70 minutes,” Ferebee said. “Unfortunately, our keeper went down in warmups, so we were playing with a backup keeper and one sub. To play the best team that we’re going to play all year, at their home, with a backup keeper and one sub, and it’s 3-1, I’m pretty dang proud of how hard they played.”

Everyone marveled at the shot that forced a 1-1 tie in the first half. It was a rocket off the foot of Fuller Kate Holt.

“Fuller Kate rocked a free kick from about 35 yards out,” Ferebee said. “It was a beaut. It was almost from midfield; it was in the circle. It was Caitlin Clark land. She was pulling up from where Caitlin does. It was probably a foot under the crossbar. I turned around and said: ‘Do we have Jaden Sink out there?’ It was that level of goal. I was so proud of her for hitting that ball so sweet.”

Varsity coach Corbin Kopetzky added: “I said: ‘Guys, this is in her range.’ My hands were up when it left her foot.”

Backup goalie Rhianna Craven filled in brilliantly for the injured starter, and Gracie Finley played exceptionally well at left back.

“Rhianna had a heck of a match in goal,” Ferebee said. “Gracie had a rough game at Reagan, she was down on herself, and she has improved every single game. I am so proud of how well Gracie is playing.”

Two days after the tie at East, the War Eagles allowed three first-half goals and lost 3-0 to visiting Reagan. Davie entered the week with a 1-5-2 record.