PREP SOCCER: West Point Warriors, Lady Warriors earn wins at St. Bernard

The West Point Warriors defeated St. Bernard 2-1 Tuesday night to improve to 2-0 on the season. (Courtesy of Jacob Brown)

CULLMAN, Ala. – West Point made the short trip to St. Bernard for a pair of varsity matchups against the Saints and Lady Saints Tuesday night and both Warrior squads returned home with wins. The Lady Warriors edged St. Bernard 4-3 thanks in large part to three goals from Hope Lee and in the boys’ game, West Point collected a 2-1 win over the Saints to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Lee led the way for the Lady Warriors with three goals in the win and Kyli Armstead added a goal as well. Armstead, Gigi Metrock, Kaedince Cagle and Amelia Ward each finished with an assist in the win.

Lady Warriors Head Coach Rob Whitesell knows his team is still going through some growing pains early in the season but was happy to see them play well in the second half of Tuesday night’s win.

“We’ve had a rough start to the season with a lot of players in new positions,” Whitesell said. “It was good to see them finally gel in the second half and start working.”

In the boys’ game, Jacob Bencze scored from 30 yards out to put the Warriors up 1-0 around the 20’ mark of the first half. West Point extended its lead to 2-0 just before halftime when a shot from Omar Segundo was deflected by the Saints keeper and Hayden Hogan came in to clean it up and put the ball in the back of the net. St. Bernard scored early in the second half to cut the lead to 2-1 but the Warriors were able to hold things down on the defensive end of the field and secure a 2-1 road win over the Saints.

West Point Head Coach Jacob Brown was proud of the way his team fought on the road and was happy to come away with a good win against a good team.

“That was a really fun game. I am very proud of how the boys came out. They really wanted to win this game and they played with heart,” Brown said. “We have the utmost respect for St. Bernard. It is a great program with a lot of history and Gregg has been doing a great job with them. We were very fortunate to walk away with the win.”

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