New Heights for the Soccer Team!!!!

Tonight, we had our first home game in quite a while.  It was good to be back on our gym floor and out on our soccer field representing the Patriots and the Victory Christian Eagles from Elizabeth City, NC. 

The JV team lost their game tonight in 2 sets, but each group of girls on the floor played hard and gave it their all.  The JV coaches are excited to see the up and coming talent for the varsity team in the years ahead!  Final scores were 18-25 and 16-25.   Keep working hard, JV Lady Patriots!

The varsity volleyball team played an amazing match tonight!  There were some really exciting and long volleys between the two teams.  The girls did a great job at communicating with their teammates both on the court and from the sidelines!  Even with a loss in the books this evening, the Varsity Lady Patriots have made HUGE improvements in their game over the last few matches!  Coach Baker and Coach Peterson were pleased with the 110% effort from the whole team this evening! Final scores of the three sets were as follows: 8-25, 13-25, 17-25.  Great job tonight, Ladies!

The news highlight of the evening come from the soccer team!  Our Patriots defeated the Eagles tonight 3-2 in a hard-fought game.  The first half ended with the Patriots up 2-1 after Matthew McGary scored 2 goals.  One of the goals was tipped in off the keeper’s gloves from a corner kick, and the other was dropped right over the goalie’s hands and into the net on a beautifully executed play that our guys learned at the soccer camp they attended in August!  After Matthew McGary scored once more in the second half, the Eagles kept working to catch up.  They scored only once more in the second half even though they took numerous shots on the goal making the final score for tonight’s game 3-2 in favor of our Patriots!

This is a big win for our guys!  With a 3-2 winning record, the guys have accumulated more wins in this season than any season over at least the last seven years.  It is even more exciting to think that we still have FOUR MORE GAMES to play before the state tournament!  We look forward to what all three teams will be able to do with the remainder of the season.

Thanks again for supporting your Patriots!  Come across the HRBT to Bethel Baptist School in Hampton and watch all three teams play on Friday night at 4:00.  GO PATRIOTS!!!!

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