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Bluestone soccer hosts Buckingham for Senior Night

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Bluestone sophomore Daniel Presgraves had 11 saves in goal. (Mike Moseley photo) / May 16, 2018

The Bluestone Barons boys and girls soccer teams held Senior Night last week, taking on the Buckingham Knights in the home matches.

The Lady Barons scored a 4-0 shutout victory and the boys fell just short, losing 5-4 in a very exciting overtime game.

In the Baron girls’ win, the team posted three first half scores. Bluestone found the net 3:50 into the match with a goal scored by Ashlyn Knott with an assist from senior April Newton.

Erin Strider score at the 6:46 mark. Strider found the net again at the 14:41 mark from an assist from A. Newton.

The only goal second half was scored by #13 Charlotte Bradshaw at the 32:37 mark for the 4-0 shutout. The shutout was the fifth one on the season for the team.

The Barons are in second place in the James River District with a record of 7-3, 8-5 overall and are gearing up for the conference playoffs. Prince Edward is in first place at 9-0; Goochland sets in third at 6-2.

The girls were scheduled to play Park View yesterday in their final regular season match.

In the teams’ match versus Goochland, after a very aggressive game and several injures, the Lady Barns fell to the Bulldogs with a score of 0-3.

Baron boys’ soccer goes 0-2 on the week

Bluestone played an awesome game against Buckingham coming up short by the score of 5-4 in overtime.

In the 15th minute Cooper Carter scored for Bluestone on a pass from Evan Newton. Buckingham came back and scored in the 23rd and 36th minutes to make it 2-1 at the half.

The Barons were in control of the ball to start the second half. Carter scored in the 12th minute with an assist from Kyleigh Brown.

Carter scored on a long pass from Austin Burns in the 15th minute. Buckingham fought back and scored in the 33rd minute.

The Knights scored again in the 39th minute to take the lead. The Barons came down the field and Cameron Strum scored in the 40th minute to take the game to overtime.

There was no score in the first half of overtime but in the second half Buckingham scored in the third minute.

Daniel Presgraves had 11 saves in goal. Carter scored his third hat trick of the season.

Baron coach Thomas Wells said, “We possessed the ball more than Buckingham, but it wasn’t enough to keep them out of our goal.”

The Barons traveled to Goochland last Monday with only twelve players but played a decent match in the 6-2 loss.

In the eighth minute Goochland scored. In the 11th minute Bluestone’s defense scored for them on a misplaced touch in the penalty area.

The Barons settled down and possessed the ball more and didn’t give up another goal until the 38th minute.

Goochland started the second half strong and scored in the second and sixth minutes. The Barons’ Cooper Carter scored in the eighth minute on an assist from Trei Venable.

In the 17th minute Bluestones’ Xavier Sturdifen scored. In the 20th minute Goochland scored the last goal of the game. The Barons’ Daniel Presgraves had nine saves in goal.

The Barons are 8-6 in the JRD are currently in fourth place after closing their season with a 6-0 road-win over Cumberland.

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