KVA soccer closes season with 2-0 loss

May. 03, 2013 @ 03:17 PM

Two days after its biggest win of the year, Kerr-Vance closed out its regular season with a 2-0 Senior Night loss to Cary Christian.

Thursday’s defeat dropped KVA’s overall record to 4-8-5 and 4-7-3 in Eastern Plains Independent Conference play.

Cary Christian claimed the previous meeting against KVA 2-0 as well.

The Knights scored both of their goals in the second half Thursday.

“They’re a couple of steps better than we have been,” said Spartan coach Amy Johnson. “But it was a good game. Shannon, our center mid, got to play up top. She wanted to play up top, her Senior Night.”

Jessica Darnell, Catherine Kilian, Meredith Freeman, and Isabelle Goodwin join Shannon Ayscue in the senior class.

Ayscue and Darnell, the goalkeeper, were four-year players for the Spartans.

“Great game for her,” Johnson said of Darnell. “She saved us what could have been a couple of more goals probably.”

On Tuesday, KVA scored a 1-0 win over the second-place Warriors of St. David’s. Kilian scored the winner on a corner kick from Price Wester.

KVA’s worst conference defeat of the season was 3-0 to Rocky Mount Academy and the Spartans didn’t concede more than four goals all season.

“Even though it’s a losing season, I’m very happy with the season,” said Spartan coach Amy Johnson. “I’m very excited about the players coming up, the JV players.”

JV Spartans finish league play unbeaten

Kerr-Vance’s junior varsity soccer team won the Eastern Plains Independent Conference championship, finishing league play unbeaten.

Nicole Dunkley and Riley Short each scored twice for the Spartans, Holly Steg had two assists and Meghan O’Leary added an assist.

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