CHS Varsity Soccer Suffers Two Losses On Wednesday

Published 11:35 am Thursday, April 10, 2014

FARMVILLE — The Cumberland High School girls and boys varsity soccer teams competed in challenging games on Wednesday, April 9 and fell to their opponents. The girls varsity team lost to the Nottoway High School Cougars, 7-3, while the boys varsity team dropped to Nottoway, 10-2.

“Our girls played a hard-fought game, but fell short. They were missing one of our key defenders, Nicole Jefferson,” remarked Cumberland varsity soccer coach Heather Sutton.

Cumberland's key girls varsity players were Kayla Trent, Danielle Dowdy, and Kaylah Pharas, who each scored a goal. Trent also made an assist to Dowdy's goal, while Maddy White made the other two goal assists.

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Sutton went on to say, “Our guys are still struggling with figuring out how to play as a team. They have patches throughout games of great soccer, but then they get too touchy on the ball. The talent is there, we just have to get them to make it work for an entire game.”

Michael Walker scored the first goal by the Dukes in the boys varsity game, which was assisted by Colby White. Scotty Thompson scored the second goal for the Dukes.

The boys varsity soccer team will be on the road on Friday, April 11 when they take on the Buckingham County High School Knights at 5 p.m. This game is also known as the “Battle of Rt. 60.”

They will return to their home field on Wednesday, April 16 when they host the Bluestone High School Barons at 6:30 p.m.

Cumberland's girls varsity soccer team will face off against Bluestone at home, on Wednesday, April 16 at 5 p.m.