The King’s Warriors Soccer Club opened the 2019 spring season with a home match on March 2. Craig County High School, from New Castle, VA, came to Hilldale Community Park for the cold 1:00pm match.
The King’s Warriors dominated the run of play, but couldn’t put the Craig County Rockets away until the fourth quarter. Jack Spurgin drew first blood for the Warriors with a quick goal just minutes after the opening whistle. Due to an injury, Spurgin, the Warriors goalkeeper, had switched positions with left forward Eli Blevins. Both did well at their temporary assignments.
Good ball control and multiple shots by the King’s Warriors failed to generate more goals, and Craig County tied things up just before half time. Spurgin struck pay dirt again in the third quarter, which invigorated the Warriors offense. Chance Blevins scored what would prove to be the game winner early in the fourth quarter.
Trailing 3-1, the Rockets refused to give up. They were rewarded when a tremendous long range free kick found the back of the net to narrow the score to 3-2. After coming up empty after multiple runs, left back Caleb Okes provided breathing room with a well deserved goal late in the fourth quarter, making the final score 4-2.
The spring season will become much busier beginning in late March. The King’s Warriors Men’s Varsity team still has openings. Interested athletes can learn more about our program: click here, or call Coach Jonathan Windle at 540-958-1509.