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Lions, Ben Franklin battle to scoreless tie

SoVaNow.com / April 19, 2018
Halifax County Middle School boys soccer battled Ben Franklin Middle School to a scoreless tie Tuesday night in Rocky Mount.

Lion coach Kwame Lambert said his team played great defense. He also commended keeper Osiris Ross for ten saves.

Halifax did not have as many shots on goal to convert for points. The Lions took four corner kicks.

“Very proud of the way the boys played tonight. They played exactly how I wanted them to play. We came back home with a tie which means we as a team is getting better and I can live with that. The defense was outstanding tonight and made sure that the game was going to end in a tie,” said coach Lambert.

“We have one game left (at Laurel Park) before we close out the 2018 season and we are going to give that game everything we got to prepare ourselves for the District Tournament next week,” said Lambert.

On Monday, the Lions came up short against Fieldale Collinsville Monday, losing 2-1.

Luka Kallfani scored the only goal for the Lions off a penalty kick.

Osiris Ross had six saves in goal for the Lions.

Halifax took a lot of shots but could not capitalize, Lambert said.

Halifax took four corner kicks.

“The boys played hard tonight even though we came back home with a loss. We gone be alright and gone finish the season stronger than what we started and put ourselves in good position for District Tournament next week. I’m very proud of the boys and gone continue to push them to be the best they can be,” said Lambert.

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