Boys Varsity Soccer
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Oct 8, 2019
- : 2
STATESVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: 1
KNIGHTS TRAVEL WEST AND RETURN HOME AS CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS WITH A HARD-FOUGHT VICTORY OVER STATESVILLE CHRISTIAN, STATESVILLE, NC; 2-1 SCORE; 11-4-0 Overall, 5-0 Foothills Athletic Conference
STATESVILLE, NC - October 8TH, 2019 – Hickory Christian finished off the season sweep of Statesville Christian with a 2-1 win on a welcomed cool afternoon on the pitch.
The Lions struck first at minute eighteen to take a 1-0 lead. The Knights would even the score at 1-1 as junior Braden Runyon drilled a direct kick from 25 yards out. The score would remain deadlocked until the halftime whistle sounded.
The game would go all the way to the 76th minute before another score would take place. Fortunately for the Knights, junior Dylan Morrison battled his way into the box and punched it in the right side of net, moving the score back in the favor of the Knights 2-1. Junior Garrison Mullis was credited with the assist.
During the final 4 minutes of the heated contest, the Knights offense and defense would play keep away and run out the clock, returning home with a huge road conference win.
Junior Caleb McMurray was the recipient of the HCA Battle Ball, an HCA tradition after each game awarded to the player with the best effort, attitude, performance and all-around impact on the outcome of the contest. McMurray, the anchor of the Knights defensive back line, played solid throughout and disrupted the offensive attack of the Lions, holding them to one goal.
The Knights are on the road Thursday October 10th, their final regular season match for a 5:15 road contest against University Christian.