PREP SOCCER: West Point Warriors, Lady Warriors pick up wins at Fairview

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West Point defeated Fairview on the road 3-1 Saturday to improve to 4-43 on the season. (Courtesy of Jacob Brown)

FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The West Point Warriors and Lady Warriors traveled to Fairview Saturday for a pair of varsity matchups and both West Point squads returned home with a pair of wins. In the girls’ game, Kyli Armstead led the way for the Lady Warriors with two goals in a 4-1 win over the Lady Aggies. Amelia Ward and Ale Guevara each scored goals in the win as well. The Lady Warriors improve to 5-2 on the year and Head Coach Rob Whitesell was pleased with the way his team handled the wet conditions in a road area game.

“Our girls continue to show growth and maturity as a team,” Whitesell said. “This was a significant area win in tough conditions and I am very proud of the way they played together.”

In the boys’ game, the Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the first half thanks to goals by Jacob Bencze and Omar Segunda on assists from Joel Guzman and Bencze, respectively. Keeper Kanen Trussell kept the Aggies off the board in the first half and West Point went into halftime with a 2-0 advantage.

Segunda scored his second goal of the night off a corner kick 25 minutes into the second half to make it a 3-0 game. Jesus Hernandez responded for Fairview and put one in the back of the net to cut the lead to 3-1 but the Aggies weren’t able to chip away any more than that and the Warriors held on to win it 3-1. West Point improves to 4-3 with the win and Head Coach Jacob Brown has been excited to see his team continue to improve with each game.

“I have been looking forward to this game since the summer. I’m friends with Fairview’s Coach Nick Feldner and we have been joking about the game since then,” Brown said. “I’m extremely proud of the boys. It was a hard-fought match against a very evenly matched team. They left it all out on the field and played with heart. These boys impress me every single game. It’s one game. We have seven more section games to go. On to the next.”

West Point will be back home Monday night and Fairview will travel to Saint Bernard Tuesday.

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