Falcons keep undefeated season alive


By Kristian Russell - krussell@civitasmedia.com



Charlie McCormick shields the ball from a Raiders defender to earn a throw-in for the Falcons.


Kristian Russell | Yadkin Ripple

Paige Keaton takes a free kick for the Falcons. The Falcons beat the Raiders 2-1.


Kristian Russell | Yadkin Ripple

EAST BEND — The women’s soccer team at Forbush is known for its talent, its passion, and its drive to win. Head Coach Kenan James has had several successful seasons with the Falcons, and this season is proving to be another one to add to the history books.

When the Falcons find themselves in a rare situation of being down a goal, the team rallies together to find the tying goal and they usually find the winning goal as well. Tuesday night the Falcons were in this same situation as they were put to the test against the Reagan Raiders.

In the first half, the Falcons went down early to the Raiders in the 13th minute as a Reagan forward broke through the defense and shot the ball towards the left side of the net. The ball flew over Forbush keeper Calyn Davis’ head and landed in the back of the net to give the Raiders the 1-0 lead. A surge went through the Falcons after going down 1-0 and they started to fight back to even the score.

In the closing minutes of the first half, Emily Marcincavage found herself with the ball at midfield with defenders fast approaching. As Marcincavage picked her head up to scan the field, she saw an opening to hand the ball off to Madison York. York cam up against two Raiders defenders as she was heading towards the goal, but she didn’t let them slow her down. With precision, York launched the ball towards the net and found the tying goal for the Falcons just before the half.

At the start of the second half, the Falcons got on the ball early with a few shots on goal. In the 57th minute, Marcincavage found the ball off of a pass from Hannah Davis and scored the second Forbush goal of the night. The Falcons kept up their strong defensive tactics even when the Raiders broke through late in the second half. Forbush keeper, Davis, recorded several saves for the night to keep the Raiders at one goal. As the final whistle blew, the Falcons came away with a 2-1 victory.

The win takes the Falcons to an overall record of 11-0, their next game is March 24 against Enka High School.

Kristian Russell can be reached at 336-258-4052 or on Twitter @Kristian_16.

Charlie McCormick shields the ball from a Raiders defender to earn a throw-in for the Falcons.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Charliee.jpgCharlie McCormick shields the ball from a Raiders defender to earn a throw-in for the Falcons. Kristian Russell | Yadkin Ripple

Paige Keaton takes a free kick for the Falcons. The Falcons beat the Raiders 2-1.
http://yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Keaton.jpgPaige Keaton takes a free kick for the Falcons. The Falcons beat the Raiders 2-1. Kristian Russell | Yadkin Ripple

By Kristian Russell

krussell@civitasmedia.com

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