PREP SOCCER: West Point sweeps New Hope on the road

The West Point Warriors collected their school-record fifth win on the road against New Hope 2-0 Monday night. (Courtesy of Jacob Brown)

NEW HOPE, Ala. – The West Point Warriors and Lady Warriors traveled to New Hope for a pair of varsity matchups Monday night, and they returned home with a pair of wins. Kyli Armstead put together a hat trick and Hope Lee added a goal of her own to lead the Lady Warriors past New Hope 4-1. Kaedince Cagle finished with two assists and Vanesa Garcia added an assist as well.

Our defense really set the tone for our team with aggressive coverage that freed up our midfield to focus on controlling our possessions and feeding our forwards,” Lady Warriors Head Coach Rob Whitesell said. “It was a great team win over last year’s area runner-up.”

In the boys’ game, Jacob Bencze scored off an assist from Joel Guzman to put West Point up 1-0 in the second half and just five minutes later, Omar Segunda took a pass from Ryan Douglas and put another goal in the back of the net to make it 2-0. Kanen Trussell locked down the goal on the other end and preserved a 2-0 shutout win for the Warriors. With the win, West Point improves to 5-4 on the year, marking a new season-high for the young program.

I am extremely proud of the boys,” Warriors Head Coach Jacob Brown said. “I know five wins may not seem like a lot to most but for us it was our number one goal, to be the best West Point team thus far. These boys came in determined to change the culture and gain recognition as a soccer program and they have done that every single game with many games to go. I could not be prouder.”

West Point will be on the road this weekend to compete at a tournament in Oxford.

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