Cavaliers’ quick start downs Charles City in season opener
Charles City co-ed soccer is entering its second season, hoping to improve on their one win-mark last year. But running into a buzzsaw powerhouse in Tidewater District foe King William Cavaliers turned out to be too much in the Mar. 16 contest.
Six goals within the first 25 minutes of the contest overwhelmed the host Panthers as they fell 9-1 in the opening game of the 2017 season.
The Panthers maintained pressure defense early on before King William’s Brenon Sawdy punched one into the back of the net eight minutes in. At the 15-minute mark, Jeremy Vergara took advantage of Charles City goalie Miles Ragin being out of place for another score. A miscue by the Panthers resulted in an own goal and a 3-0 Cavalier advantage. Vegara found the back of the net a second time as teammates Stephen Bliley and Kolby Tryon added chip-in shots to catapult the visitor to a 6-0 lead.
Charles City scored its first goal of the year at the 32-minute mark as Kaymark Simon maintained control of a deflection from King William’s goaltender and kicked the ball to the bottom left-hand side of the net. But a score by Cavalier defenseman Jordan Eason before time expired bestowed a healthy 7-1 lead to the visitors. King William added two more goals in the second half to garner the win.
Charles City falls to 0-1 on the year.