PE Girls Soccer Wins Southside Title
Note: The following is a weekly update produced by the Prince Edward County High School Athletics Department for the Farmville Herald.
It was another busy week for the Prince Edward County High School athletics teams. Highlighting the week was the girls soccer team's third victory over Park View that gave the program its second consecutive Southside District championship.
The girls soccer team clinched the Southside District Championship with a 6-0 win at Park View.
The Eagles were led in scoring by Katrina Lowe's hat trick (3 goals). Lauren Keup scored two goals and Amie Dews added a goal to complete the scoring for Prince Edward.
Goalie Taylor Reinson got the shut out for the Eagles, who close out the regular season with a game at Bluestone and at home against Park View on Wednesday for Senior night.
With the championship, the Eagles will host a Region I Tournament game on May 29 at 7 p.m.
The Prince Edward boys track team placed third out of 17 participating schools at the EC Glass Twilight Invitational with a total of 55 team points.
Individually, Rashaad Walton won the 100, 200, long jump to lead the Eagles. His time of 10.88 in the 100 and 22.0 in the 200 were personal records.
Tyrek Goode won the shot put and placed sixth in the discus.
Marquis Fitzgerald placed third in the 110 meter hurdles. Isaiah Davis placed fourth in the discus with a personal record of 137 feet.
The girls track team placed 12th in team competition.
Pashion Banks was second in the triple jump with a personal record of 33 feet 3 3/4 inches and fifth in the long jump.
Prince Edward traveled to Brunswick to battle the Bulldogs on Friday, and came away with its first district win of the season.
Chay Fitts went the distance for the Eagles with eight strikeouts and a walk in seven innings of work. He also had a good game at the plate. Darrel Shumaker and Vance Lee also had some timely hits. The Eagles squeaked out a 6-5 victory. Prince Edward will travel to Southampton on Tuesday and then begin their final round of district play in Park View on Thursday.
Prince Edward played its last away game of the year against Park View on Thursday evening. The Eagles held a 1-0 lead for the first three innings of the game.
Chay Fitts continued his good work on the mound with seven strikeouts in six innings of work. Park View scored all six of their runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Prince Edward could not get anything going at the plate after leaving some baserunners on early in the game.
The Eagles lost 6-2. Prince Edward will host Brunswick on Tuesday May 15 and play Thursday, May 17 at Longwood University against Greensville.
The Eagles traveled Southampton, whose only loss in the Southside District so far, was to Prince Edward.
The Eagles managed only two hits in the loss to Southampton. Sarena Eames and Estephanie Luperon had hits for the Eagles. The final score was 11-0.
Prince Edward hosted Park View in a crucial Southside District matchup. Ashlee Todt, Sarena Eames and Ikeria Scott all had hits for the Eagles. Lindsey LeSueur had the lone RBI on a sacrifice fly. The Eagles loaded the bases in the sixth inning but could only come away with one run against the Park View pitcher.
Varsity Boys Soccer
Prince Edward boys varsity soccer team hosted Brunswick Friday night for the Eagles' third game of the week. Prince Edward toughed out a 3-2 victory, but early on it didn't look like a win for the Eagles was in the cards. Brunswick looked like the fresher team and dominated the early portion of the game.
The Bulldogs scored in the sixth minute and doubled the lead in the 27th minute. Liam Burke cut the lead in half six minutes later with a goal that was assisted by DaQuan Johnson.
In the second half, Prince Edward took charge of the game and Peter Carter leveled the match in the 52nd minute. Bryan Allen executed a corner low on the six yard box, Bryce Deitrich back heeled it to the far corner and Carter tapped it in from short distance.
The Eagles got the game-winner with four minutes remaining on a goal by Chris James – a one-touch lob to the right corner.
Despite living dangerously, the Eagles managed to hang on for the win.
The Eagles' busy week also included a trip to Brunswick. The two teams traded goals before Prince Edward finally buckled down to retake the advantage and get a 4-2 road victory.
Burke scored on a cross from Carter in the 14th minute. The Bulldogs then scored a goal and a penalty kick.
Henry Kocevar crossed a ball from the right side and a Bulldog deflected it past his own goalkeeper and just like that the score was tied at two goals apiece.
Bryce Deitrich drilled a shot into the top right corner of the goal to give PE a 3-2 lead, and Kocevar saw his efforts rewarded in the 33rd minute. James Farley threw in the ball from the left side and Henry trapped it and then finished the play with an unsaveabale shot in the top left corner to give PE the two-goal victory.
The Eagles celebrated Senior Night in fine fashion with a 6-0 shutout over Greensville.
Carter scored in the fourth minute by finishing a pass by Kocevar. In the 31st minute, an Alan Williams free kick found Chris James, who then headed the ball over the keeper and into the back of the net.
After Carter scored in the 57th minute, senior Bryan Allen placed a powerful shot in the left corner of the net to go up 4-0. With two minutes to go, senior Kyle Hart dribbled into the box and scored and before James closed out the scoring just before the end of the match.