LOGAN, W.Va. — The Logan High School soccer team ran into a tough Winfield squad on Thursday night at home and lost 11-0 to the No. 5-ranked Generals.
Logan fell to 2-4-1 on the season.
Winfield, a Cardinal Conference foe, improved to 7-0. Winfield has given up only three goals all season and has four shutout wins.
“It was a different team but we had the same mind set and that was to try and control the ball,” Logan coach Jay Trump said. “With playing a top rated team like Winfield we knew we had a hard road in front of us. Winfield came to Logan Stadium with 28 kids which all were boys and 12 of them were seniors.”
Trump said his team had some chances on goal.
“There was a couple of breakaways but we couldn’t hit the target,” he said. “We tried mixing up the field positions to try and help fill in the areas that needed help. That’s the thing about soccer. There is no time outs. You can see on the sidelines what going to unfold but there is nothing a coach can do except watch it happen and try to practice and get ready for the next game. That’s where a seasoned team comes into play.”
Trump said his team still played hard against a very tough opponent.
“The kids played hard and never stopped,” he said. “We have to remember, to become a better team you have to play hard team and Winfield is a strong team. Walter Macnamara played in goal and saved a lot of the shots from Winfield. The kid had a good game. Austin Thompson went down in the second half due to twisting his ankle. For a player that this is his first year of playing Kyle Fleming has come a long way and plays with heart.”
Trump said Dino Noe has played well this season.
“Dino Noe has the experience in the game of soccer,” Coach Trump said. “He sees the field very well and really pushes the others to do well. In the end the Wildcats didn’t quit. They came off the field bruised and tired but still heads held up. We are playing some of the hardest teams out there for our first year and we have proven to be a player in this sport. The coaches I’ve talked to always give us complements of the team on the talent that we have and all have said you have to start somewhere and glad you all have got a team together.”
Logan is scheduled to return to action on Monday at home against Tug Valley, another first-year program. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.
Tug Valley 5
NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — The Chapmanville Regional High School soccer team raised its record to 5-3 on the season with Thursday night’s 6-5 win at Tug Valley.
Chapmanville swept the season series with the Panthers, also taking a 12-0 decision at home on Aug. 20.
Patricia Haddox and Ben Chapman each had two goals for the Tigers. Austin Hanshaw and Amber Stokes had one goal each.
Tug Valley’s scoring was unavailable.
CRHS was scheduled to play at Sheldon Clark (Ky.) on Saturday. The Tigers play at Scott on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at email@example.com or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).