Fighting for possession

Crossroads Christian soccer player Eric Simmons (2) battles with a Friendship Christian player while his teammate Sam Boyd (8) looks on during their team’s 4-1 loss on Tuesday evening.

HENDERSON — The Crossroads Christian men’s soccer team put up a hard fought battle against Friendship Christian on Tuesday afternoon, but ultimately ended up falling to 0-2 on the year with a 4-1 loss.

Freshman Will Alston got CCS going early by powering through Friendship Christian’s defense to obtain a 1-0 lead. But Friendship Christian quickly rebounded and applied immense pressure to CCS’ defense and goalkeeper Gage Edwards, and tied the game at 1-1 before halftime.

CCS fought on, but their defense eventually gave way to the scoring attack of Friendship Christian, which tallied three additional goals during the second half to put the game away for its first victory of the abbreviated 2020 campaign.

CCS will not get much time to regroup for their next matchup, which will take place at home against Southside Christian on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m.