Swamp Fox soccer teams keep rolling

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Roger Lee/Journal Scene Captain Bo Erickson wins a ball Thursday during the Lady Swamp Foxes’ game against Berkeley.

Both Ashley Ridge soccer teams picked up a win late last week.

The Ashley Ridge boys earned a 1-0 victory over West Florence in overtime. Sophomore Britt Soyebo scored the game’s only goal and senior Stockton Blanchard had the shutout in goal.

“I was very pleased with my team,” Ashley Ridge coach Nate Harris said. “West Florence is a very physical, well coached team. We had a number of kids with nicks and bruises and everyone attempted to gut it out. I hope the toughness we are demonstrating now will translate to success during the regional part of our season.”

Approximately three minutes into the first overtime, West Florence fouled Austin Saracina. Senior midfielder Michael Sauter stepped up to take the direct kick from the left side from about 30 yards out. He sent a bent ball over the keeper’s head and Soyebo raced in and volleyed it home.

“The defense continued with another strong outing, ending in another shutout for Stockton Blanchard,” Harris said.

Ashley Ridge improved to 5-2-0 on the season while West Florence dropped to 2-4-0. At 7 p.m. Friday, the Swamp Foxes host Bluffton, the No. 13 Class AAAA team in the state.

The Ashley Ridge girls earned an 8-0 shutout over Berkeley Thursday.

Senior Cassidy Govan led the charge, scoring two goals for the Lady Swamp Foxes. Approximately 11 minutes into the game, Govan and senior Sara Goodwin attacked the goal. After multiple passes between the two, Govan took the shot for a 1-0 Ashley Ridge lead.

Roughly a minute later, Goodwin got the Berkeley goalkeeper in a one-on-one and scored. The Lady Swamp Foxes added goals by Bo Erickson and Lexi Sanchez before the half for a 4-0 lead.

In the second half, Jade Erickson, Taylor Johnson and Maddy Reed all scored a goal and Govan added her second of the night.

The Lady Swamp Foxes improved to 2-1-0 on the season. The team’s loss came by a 1-0 margin at 14th ranked West Ashley.

The Ashley Ridge girls travel to Bishop England Friday.

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