WEST POINT– It was a beautiful day for soccer in West Point as the Warriors welcomed the Danville Hawks to town on Monday.
Danville 5, West Point 0 (girls)
The Lady Warriors looked superb in the first half, hanging with Danville, who was 4-0 in section play heading into the game. The Lady Hawks were relentless taking shot after shot, putting 10 of them on goal, but the quick thinking and agile movement of Lady Warriors' keeper Melissa Lee kept the back of the net clean for West Point for the majority of the first half.
The one and only goal in the first half came off the foot of Danielle Nevins, who drove a shot into the net via a penalty kick for a handball in the box under the diving Lee with 1:34 left in the first half. Lee had five saves in the half. West Point High School Principal Heith Yearwood tweeted that it was the best half of the year so far.
Unfortunately for West Point, the second half was all Danville, as they would put four more goals on the scoreboard, including a hat trick by Kelsie Hanline with goals at 12:41, 6:02 and 2:19. Hayle Bryson scored the first goal of the second half at the 16:20 mark.
Lee saved 13 of the 17 shots on goal.
Danville 2, West Point 0 (boys)
In the nightcap, the boys took the field, and it was a thrilling contest from start to finish. Danville got on the board barely three minutes into the game with a nice boot from Blake Ray, but West Point played shutdown defense the rest of the half and trailed by just a single goal going to the half.
Danville added a second goal at the 13:42 mark of the second half to push the score to 2-0. West Point had several opportunities to score, but they could not find the net.