The Mathews High School varsity soccer team traveled to Williamsburg last Thursday, where the Devils fell to a very strong Bruton team, 5-0. The junior varsity Devils fared better against their Panther counterparts, with the two teams tying, 2-2.
In the varsity contest, Bruton was able to break through the Devils’ defense and get an early goal in the opening minutes. A little disheartened by how quickly Bruton scored, the Blue Devils began to think more defensively, hoping to prevent more goals from being scored. Even with more people on defense, Bruton was able to punch through and score two more goals in the first half. Bruton added a pair of second-half goals to complete the shutout.
Last Thursday’s game started out well with the JV Blue Devils able to hold off Bruton’s offense with some success. Both teams had shots on goal, but none from either team would reach the back of the net leaving the score at 0-0 when the whistle blew ending the first half.
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