WEST JEFFERSON — The Ashe County High School boys soccer team came up short against the South Caldwell Spartans on Oct. 6 in a tough 4-3 loss.
Ashe stands at 4-9-2 overall in the Northwestern 3A/4A conference and 0-4 in the league while South Caldwell holds a 1-7 overall record and is 1-3 in the league.
The first half was a dominating performance from the visiting team with South Caldwell scoring 10 minutes into the first half of the contest. After receiving a penalty kick, the Spartans further expanded their lead with another goal.
Following suit, the Huskies fired up their game on the pitch, as junior Montana Lopez kicked the ball into the net, effortlessly passing South Caldwell’s goalie with 10 minutes left in the first. As the clock dwindled down to around the three-and-a-half minute mark, the Spartans took possession from the Huskies and put another goal on the board, ending the first half 3-1.
Going into the second half, the Huskies amped up their desire for victory as unfair play resulted in fair consequence as John Perkins earned a penalty kick, easily sending the ball into the net. Only moments after, Perkins got a hold of the ball once again, tying the game 3-3.
As overtime was in sight, the Spartans took control once again, finding the sweet sound of ball against net with only a minute left in the game, ending in triumph 4-3.
The Huskies will face off against the Watauga Pioneers on Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. and then host a conference game against Alexander Central on Oct. 13 beginning at 6 p.m.