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Bluestone kickers close on high note

SoVaNow.com / May 15, 2019
The Bluestone boys varsity soccer team had their regular season end on Monday evening with a win over James River District foe Cumberland by the score of 7-0.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the Bluestone boys took on Buckingham for back-to-back matches. On Wednesday the Barons traveled to Buckingham and played the Knights in a close match in which the teams tied in overtime at 2-2 for a final score.

On Thursday Bluestone hosted the Knights and jumped on their opponents early into the match for the 8-2 win.

The most recent wins move the team to third place in the James River District with a record of 10-5-1 to end the regular season. The Barons will in all likelihood play in the region tournament and could possibly host a game, depending on the outcome of the play of the top teams in district competition this week.

Monday’s match versus Cumberland was also Senior Night at Bluestone. The Barons recognized six players: Dale Sturdifen Jr., Gabe Giammatteo, Robert Tyner, Evan Newton, James Brown, and Jeremy Goodwin.



Bluestone 8,

Cumberland 0

Bluestone controlled the ball the entire game. In the third minute Cooper Carter scored on a pass from Kyleigh Brown. In the 12th minute Jeremy Goodwin scored. In the 19th minute Daniel Presgraves scored on a pass from Goodwin. In the 22nd minute Gabi Leja scored with an assist from Cameron Seate. In the 24th minute Brown scored. In the 34th minute Seate scored on a pass from Brown. In the 39th minute Pedro Trejo-Garcia scored to make it 7-0 at half-time.

In the 6th minute of the second half Haydon Petersen scored a penalty kick. No more goals were scored, and the game ended according to the eight-goal rule. This was the final regular season game. It was a very good season with a record of 10-5-1.



Bluestone 8,

Buckingham 2

Bluestone started the game in control of the game. Cooper Carter scored in the 9th minute on a pass from Gabe Giammatteo. In the 18th minute Xavier Sturdifen scored. In the 25th minute Carter put another shot in the goal. Buckingham scored in the 39th minute. Bluestone led at halftime 4-1.

Bluestone continued to control the game in the second half. In the fifth minute Carter scored a penalty kick for his fourth hat trick of the season. Buckingham fought back and scored in the eighth minute. In the 17th minute X. Sturdifen scored on a pass from Chris Bagbey.

Bagbey then scored in the 18th minute with an assist from Zach Newton. In the 28th minute Brown scored. Brown scored again in the 30th minute on a pass from Cooper Carter. Bluestone’s defense played a tough game as well as the rest of the team. Daniel Presgraves had seven saves in goal. It was a great team victory. The final score was 8-2 in favor of Bluestone.

Bluestone 2,

Buckingham 2

The first half saw possession of the ball going back and forth between both teams. Neither could get a shot in and the half came with the teams knotted at 0-0.

Bluestone started the second half with more intensity. In the sixth minute Cooper Carter scored on a pass from Gabe Giammatteo. Buckingham answered with a goal in the 14th minute.

In the 19th minute Carter scored again. Buckingham tied it up in the 38th minute.

Bluestone had a couple of opportunities to score in overtime but couldn’t get a shot in.

The game ended tied 2-2. Bluestone’s defense was tough throughout the match and Daniel Presgraves had five saves in goal. The entire team played hard but couldn’t get the win.





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