U10 Sting tops league to claim second championship title of season


TAYLOR COUNTY— While young, the U10 Taylor County Sting soccer team has proven to be a group of determined and highly-skilled athletes, taking the soccer field by storm this season. 

Last month, the team traveled to Summersville to compete in the Kick or Treat Soccer Tournament and saw great success. 

Over the course of four different contest, the Sting ultimately finished on top, bringing home the Championship from that tournament. Their win in this tournament earned them recognition as Taylor County Athletes of the Week. 

With a perfect 11-0 record before entering the Kick or Treat Tournament, the Sting battled the remainder of the regular season to protect their undefeated title before heading into the end of season tournament. 

However, they would end up dropping one of the contests. 

Despite the loss, the girls continued to work hard and maintained focus on the goal at hand, being named NCWV League Champions. 

For the championship game, the Sting matched up with the only team that was able to claim victory over them during regular season, but they would not be intimidated; rather the challenge pushed them to hustle harder than before, as they sought their revenge. 

“These girls played their best game of the year in the championship. I’m super proud of all of them as they came each and every week to practice with a great attitude,” shared coach Andrew Moore. 

Topping their second tournament of the season, with a hard-fought 1-0 win in the championship contest, the Sting was named as the NCWV League Champions. 

The Taylor County U10 Sting rounded out the season with a record of 16-1, quite the feat for a young group still learning the game. 

Throughout the season, the quick, precise and selfless offense of the Sting collectively racked up 96 goals on their opponents, while the heart and hustle of the defense along with the efforts of the team’s goalkeepers would only give up 18 goals. 

“This was a great group of kids. They worked hard and deserved to be champions. I want to thank all of our parents for a great season, as well.” Moore commented. “I’m looking forward to seeing these girls continue to grow as athletes.” 

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