Bearcat Soccer takes the field against Robert C. Byrd and Lincoln

GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcats boys’ soccer team split two matches recently, dropping a close contest on the road last Thursday to Robert C. Byrd by the score of 2-1 and then cruising at home against the Lincoln Cougars, 7-0, on Tuesday.

In the first contest, against the Eagles, Grafton took a 1-1 tie in the locker room at halftime courtesy of a Marik Chambers’ goal at the 17:36 mark of the first half. RCB senior Khori Miles would find the net as well in the first half, but it was his second half goal that propelled the Eagles to the 2-1 victory over the Bearcats.

Grafton would return home on Tuesday to host the Lincoln Cougars in another Big 10 matchup at McKinney Field.

The Bearcats would get stronger as the game progressed, scoring five goals in the second half to add cushion their 2-0 halftime lead.

Freshman Colton Sanders led the way for the Bearcats, connecting on three goals during the contest. Senior Stetson Sanders added two goals as well, one in each half. Senior Tanner Taylor and freshman Layne England also found the back of the net for the Bearcats to bring the final score to 7-0 in favor of Grafton.

GHS (8-8-1), winners of five of their last seven matches, have two matches remaining in their season. They played again Thursday evening at Liberty High School, but results from that match were not immediately available.

They close out their season at home on Saturday, October 19th, against Charleston Catholic.

That match is scheduled to start at 12:00pm.


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