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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | March 30, 2017

York second half spurt turns back Lady Trojans in home soccer opener

New Kent defender Haley Grisbaum (7) takes the ball away from York striker Madison Van Dyke during first half action.

For most of the first half, New Kent’s Lady Trojans and York’s visiting Falcons slugged it out in basically an even soccer contest. As halftime approached, a scoreless tie seemed certain, but with under two minutes left, the Falcons moved in front. After the break, three Falcon goals over a 15-minute span spurred the visitors toward a 5-1 final. Lady Trojan first year head coach Steve Grech labeled the first half tie-breaker as devastating for his team. “What happened is that goal with less than two minutes left in the first half brought the team down,” he said. “Then in…
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