MADISON, W.Va. — The Chapmanville Regional High School soccer team dropped to 6-4 on the season with Tuesday’s 3 to nil loss at Scott.
It was the first time the two rivals had played each other on the soccer pitch.
Scott improved to 3-5 on the season with the win.
“It was a good game. It was 1-0 at halftime and two penalty kicks decided the game,” Chapmanville coach Greg Dillon said. “We made some mistakes with handballs in the box. It was really tight. Scott expected us to come out as a first-year team and we came out competitive. Everybody was into it. It was a lot of fun.”
Grant Older had a hat trick as he scored all three goals for Scott.
“He did a great job,” Dillon said.
The Tigers had only six shots on goal but CRHS goal Ben Chapman made several big saves, Dillon said.
“Ben Chapman had a solid performance for us along with Zach Lamb and Dylan Brown,” Dillon said. “Fidelis (Nwafor) had a great night for us up front. Dillon Renniger controlled the middle and kept them from scoring. It was a great defensive game and it was a great night for soccer.”
The Tigers return to action Sept. 21 at Mingo Central (1-7). Chapmanville then hosts the Miners in a return match on Sept. 27. Both games have 6 p.m. kickoffs. CRHS is then set to host the Poca Dots (4-3-3) on Sept. 29 at 6.
Scott is scheduled to play at Midland Trail on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. before going to Huntington St. Joe on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Scott later plays Chapmanville again on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at CRHS in the rematch.
Tug Valley 0
LOGAN, W.Va. — The Logan High School soccer team ran its record to 3-4-1 on the season with Monday’s 10-0 win at home over Tug Valley.
Both are fielding soccer teams for the first time in school history this fall.
Tug dropped to 0-3. The Panthers have been outscored 30-1.
Walter Jeffery, a Logan front striker, was the first one that hit the back of the net.
Ten different LHS players scored a single goal.
Kyle Fleming, Eric Crum, Kalee Vernatter, Whitney Evans, Michael Honeycutt, Cody Nunley, Wesley Macnamara, Cameron Adkins and Hunter Alfrey.
“We wanted players that didn’t get much playing time to get as much as we could give them and some a chance to maybe get a goal,” Logan coach Jay Trump said. “Tug, a new program along with Logan and Chapmanville, has started their program from scratch except with a few players that have some soccer experience. I spoke to the coach from Tug Valley and she has worked her tail off getting her program off the ground. She knew if she hadn’t done it no one would. With her drive she is making it happen.”
The Wildcats are scheduled to travel to Sissonville on Thursday for a 7 p.m. match. Logan then hosts Belfry (Ky.) on Saturday at 10 a.m., before traveling to Herbert Hoover on Sept. 24 for an 11 a.m. match.
TVHS plays at Sissonville on Sept. 24.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).