Franklin County netted all of its goals in the closing 15 minutes of the match Tuesday in a 3-0 shut-out triumph over Magna Vista in a Piedmont District boys varsity soccer match at C.I. (Cy) Dillon Stadium-Fred M. Brown Memorial Field.
With the win, the Eagles (5-2-2 in the Piedmont District, 5-8-2 overall), who celebrated Senior Night, avenge a 3-0 shut-out defeat they suffered to the Warriors last week in Ridgeway.
Tuesday’s victory proved to be a six-goal turnaround for FCHS who had lost in overtime to Lord Botetourt at Dillon Stadium the previous evening.
Luke Dawson netted what proved to be the match-winning goal with 15 minutes to play when he found the back of the net courtesy of a Gavin Beckner assist.
Moments later, the Warriors were called for a hand ball in the scoring area and the Eagles were awarded penalty-kick try.
Jacob Dudley converted the one-on-one attempt against Magna Vista goalkeeper Tristan Tyree to make the count 2-0.
Graham Law completed the shutout when he scored off a Beckner assist with four minutes remaining.
FCHS netminders Chris Moorman and Ryan Largen combined for the shutout.
Tyree finished the match with 18 saves.
Magna Vista is 9-5-1 overall.
Piedmont District postseason play begins Monday. The top four seeds in the eight-team tournament host quarterfinal-round matches.
Franklin County boys jayvees win eighth district match
Franklin County broke a stalemate Tuesday by tallying two goals after intermission for a 3-1 Piedmont District boys junior varsity soccer victory over Magna Vista at C.I. (Cy) Dillon Stadium-Fred M. Brown Memorial Field.
The Eagles and the Warriors were tied at 1 after 33 minutes of play.
Magna Vista netted its lone goal by converting a penalty kick.
FCHS (8-1 in the Piedmont, 11-4 overall) took the lead for good when Jullian Nichols found the back of the net in the 44th minute. His tally was unassisted.
In the 53rd minute, the Eagles finished the scoring when Jesus Gonzales dissected Magna Vista’s goal with a shot that was set up by a Jordan Hering assist.
Hering scored the Eagles’ first goal in the 13th minute off an assist from Nichols.
FCHS netminder Cody Nichols registered two saves.
Franklin County girls blank Magna Vista
RIDGEWAY- Franklin County scored all of its goals in the opening half Tuesday for a 3-0 Piedmont District girls varsity soccer triumph over Magna Vista.
Amber Altice netted two goals for the Eagles.
FCHS extended its winning streak to a 11 matches with its second shut-out victory over Magna Vista this season.
FCHS is 9-0 in the Piedmont District, 11-3-1 overall.
Franklin County girls jayvees win at Magna Vista
RIDGEWAY — Franklin County’s girls junior varsity soccer team topped Magna Vista 3-0 in a Piedmont District contest Tuesday.
One night after witnessing the end of a nine-match winning streak, the Eagles (9-0 in the Piedmont District, 10-5 overall) earned their ninth shut-out win of the season, all in league play.
On Monday, FCHS dropped a 4-0 non-district decision to Lord Botetourt, its second loss to the Cavaliers this season.
Four of FCHS’s five losses are by shutout.