Spartans drop soccer matches at Greenfield
The Kerr-Vance varsity soccer team dropped its first game of the season to tournament host Greenfield School in Wilson Friday evening before falling again Saturday to Parrott Academy.
“It was our first game and our team is relatively young,” Spartan head coach Devon Honeywell said of the 5-1 defeat. “We should get better as we learn our roles better and get better chemistry.”
Greenfield, the defending N.C. Independent School Athletic Association 1-A champion, jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first half with KVA playing better in the second stanza.
Sophomore Joseph Burnette scored the lone goal for the Spartans during the second half.
Honeywell highlighted the play of Burnette and Colin Pegram, as well as Juan Lopez, who was injured in the first half.
“Juan was playing really well before he got hurt,” Honeywell said.
Lopez, a junior, is one of the more experienced players remaining from last year’s team that graduated 12 seniors.
Honeywell also praised the play of first-year goalie Jordan Smith, saying he held his own despite the score.
“This was a good learning game,” Honeywell said. “In a few weeks we’ll be where we want to be.”
KVA was back in action Saturday, playing Parrott Academy in the second game of the Greenfield tourney.
The Spartan defense played tough in the early going against Parrott before giving up three first half goals.
“We played better today, but still are a work in progress,” said Honeywell. “We will take it a day at a time until we get there.”
Parrott added a quick goal early in the second half before the Spartans scored. Jordan Hogge netted a goal off an assist from Sam Fuquay.
The Spartans return to action in Raleigh on Tuesday.