CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School soccer team raised its record to 4-3 on the season with Tuesday’s 4-3 win at home over Pike Central (Ky.).
The win avenged an earlier 2-0 loss to the Hawks at Pike Central.
Chapmanville’s Dillon Renniger came back from a busted nose to score with 1:38 left in regulation to win the match and break a 3-3 tie.
Zach Lamb gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead. Matt McKinney tied it at 1-1 for the Hawks. Austin Hanshaw then put CRHS on top 2-1 with a booming left-footed 30-yarder.
Pike Central then scored on a corner kick just before the half to tie it up 2-2.
The Hawks then went ahead 3-2 in the second half with a goal by Brady Adkins.
Chapmanville Dylan Brown then tied it 3-3 with a goal.
Goalie Ben Chapman played a good game for the Tigers, head coach Greg Dillon said.
“Ben Chapman saved our bacon once again. He is have a solid career,” Dillon said.
Dillon also had praise for several others.
“Joe Toth and Ryan Belcher had a good day on defense. There were several stops and tackles by the lads,” he said. “Joe had a yellow card for some infraction we couldn’t understand and had to leave the game for a bit. He is a bit overzealous on playing mid. It catches up sometimes. Catherine Carter used her speed and endurance to keep the wings busy all day. She was gutted after the 75th minute and that’s when Savannah and Haylie went to work dissecting Pike Central. Catherine did her job and wore them down. The other girls sealed the deal.
“Amber Stokes had several saves on goal as well the beast Christian Stafford. Christian is a rock solid defensive back. He has came a long way from the wide eyed youth this summer. I couldn’t ask for a better tandem in the back field.”
CRHS also moved Fidelis Nwafor from striker to center mid.
“His leg gives us serious field advantage,” Coach Dillon said.
Chapmanville was scheduled to play at Tug Valley on Thursday night. CRHS then plays at Sheldon Clark (Ky.) on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and at Scott on Tuesday evening.
“We hope to be able to compete with these established programs and earn some respect for the young Tigers,” Dillon said.