Maroon Tide boys suffer first defeat

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By The Gazette

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. –– Graham dealt Galax its first loss of the year in boys’ soccer, edging the Maroon Tide 4-3 Thursday at the East River Soccer Complex.

The Maroon Tide entered the Mountain Empire District contest 10-0-1. Graham improved to 8-3 with the victory.

Nathan Figueroa converted a corner kick from Alex Aiello for the G-Men’s first goal and Graham took the 1-0 lead into the half. Will Olive, Sam Stowers and Aiello all scored for Graham, with Aiello assisting on two G-Men scores.

Dominic DiGiacomo got Galax on the board with a penalty kick in the second half and Edgar Guzman scored for the Maroon Tide, which got its final goal inside of 10 seconds remaining when Isaac Jordan connected.

Misa Solis stopped 11 shots by the G-Men, who were was outshot 16-8 by the Maroon Tide. Graham keeper Hunter Cook recorded 13 saves.

Patrick Henry 8, Carroll County 0: Aaron Kovac, Renato Grgic and Sam Roller scored two goals apiece Thursday as the Patriots blanked the Cavaliers in a River Ridge District match in Roanoke. Cesar Tenorio had 14 saves for the Cavaliers.

Christiansburg 5, Carroll County 1: Alex Stump had two goals and an assist in the first half to lead the Blue Demons to the RRD win Friday in Christiansburg. Alex Sullivan, Jake Hamley and Josiah Riley also scored for Christiansburg, Riley’s coming on a penalty kick.

Luis Aviles accounted for Carroll County’s goal.



Patrick Henry 8, Carroll County 0: Six players scored for the Patriots as they shut out the Cavaliers in a River Ridge District match Thursday in Roanoke.

Emily Whitaker and Olivia Offerman scored twice each to lead Patrick Henry.

Christiansburg 5, Carroll County 0: The Blue Demon defense held the Cavaliers without a shot in claiming a RRD win Friday in Hillsville.

Claire Sullivan scored twice for Christiansburg, which outshot the Cavaliers 24-0. Payton Stuart, Ariel Shumate and Rachel Pauli scored once each for Christiansburg.



Carroll County 10, PH-Roanoke 5: Carroll County did most of its damage in two big innings and pulled away from the Patriots in a River Ridge District game Thursday in Hillsville.

Patrick Henry had just pushed four runs across to take a 4-1 lead in the top of the second when the Cavaliers answered with five in their half of the frame. Kayla Walker got the rally going with an RBI single and Eden Durnil added a two-run double.

In the sixth, Carroll County twice scored two runs off of a bunt to put the game away. Gracie Davidson beat out a bunt and two runs scored when nobody covered the throw to first. Later in the inning a high throw to first on another bunt allowed two more runs to score.

Durnil, Walker, Gracie Lindsey and Cheyenne Strickland each had two hits to lead Carroll County, with Durnil and Davidson driving in two runs apiece.

Davidson went the distance in the circle to earn the pitching win.

Katie Dill slugged a solo home run for Patrick Henry.