GRAFTON—The TCMS Knights soccer team had a busy week, as they faced off against Barbour County and a strong Elkins team.
In the first game against Barbour County, the TCMS Knights came away with a hard fought 1-0 victory for their first victory of the season.
The match started with some great team passing.
“We controlled the first ten minutes of the game,” stated head coach Travis Uhl.
The only goal of the game came off the foot of Noah “Flea” Foley in the first five minutes of the game.
Charlie Halfin took the ball deep in the corner and made a beautiful cross to Foley and Foley put the moves on two different defenders and ripped a shot into the lower corner of the net where the Barbour County goalie never stood a chance.
Tyler Clemm played keeper and had seven saves on the day.
“These boys made plays when they had to, the whole team put their hand in the action, and we came away with a win. Now we just need to stack wins as we head to Elkins,” voiced coach Uhl.
The second game for the TCMS Knights soccer would find them facing a well-balanced Elkins team and would fall short in their bid for a second win this week as Elkins would take home the victory in a 0-2 final against the Knights.
Elkins would start the game making precise and crisp passes that kept the Knights a step behind for the first twenty minutes of the game. Elkins would score both of their goals in the first fifteen minutes of the game.
The Knights would go on to settle down later in the first half and fielded a couple of shots, but just couldn’t find the back of the net.
The second half was much better for the Knights as they held Elkins scoreless, and the boys started stepping quicker and making better passes. Unfortunately, that would not be enough to hold off Elkins for the win.
“Tyler Clemm kept us in the game with eight saves. I was pleased with how Tyler played in the rough conditions as it had rained earlier, and everything was slick.” Coach Travis Uhl voiced. “I tried to move some people around to generate a spark, as we only had four attempts at the goal. Hopefully, we can make some quick adjustments for the next game.”
The TCMS Knights soccer team will be back in action against Washington Irving Middle School later in the week.