Middle School Soccer: Lions off to quick start in conference play

Posted at 7:47 AM on Sep 20, 2017

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Statesville Christian middle school boys soccer team is off to a quick start in conference play after notching a pair of convincing wins.

Coach Kevin Hope is pleased with the way his Lions (2-1 overall; 2-0 conference) have started the season.

"We are a very young team, but our eighth-graders have been with us for three years now and have been an important part of getting the young players up to speed with our style of play," Hope said.

The Lions return to action Thursday when they travel to face conference rival Hickory Christian.

September 14

• SCS 6, Woodlawn 0: Kelton Elliott scored a pair of goals, Eli Mather found the back of the net and Conner Hope converted a penalty kick as the Lions built a 4-0 halftime lead. Caleb Stutts and Kayce Taylor finished off the scoring in the second half. Taylor and Hope split time in goal and recorded a total of three saves for SCS.

September 19

• SCS 6, North Hills Christian 1: Conner Hope scored a pair of goals to lead the Lions to victory. Isaac Tew, Eli Mather, Caleb Stutts and Kayce Taylor also scored for SCS. Taylor and Hope split time in goal and combined to make four saves.

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