CRESAPTOWN — Fort Hill opened its season with a 4-3 win over Calvary Christian Academy Friday at Liberty Field in high school boys soccer action.
Fort Hill scored first just 3:07 into the match when Noah Whetsel sent a long pass to forward Seth Whitacre, who beat the goalkeeper to the ball and scored the first goal of the game. At the 6:40 mark in the first half Calvary was awarded a free kick right outside of the 18-yard box to the right side of the goal. Calvary senior midfielder Wil Speis drilled the free kick in the left upper corner of the goal to tie the score.
Just under two minutes later, at the 8:12 mark of the first half, Ethan Whitacre, drilled an unassisted goal from 30 yards out of goal as the Sentinels retook the lead 2-1.
The game went back and forth in the midfield until the 17:15 mark of the first half when Fort Hill won a throw-in. Fort Hill midfielder Logan Mullery took the throw in and connected with Whetsel for the Sentinels third goal of the game.
At the 21:11 mark of the first half, Calvary took one back with an unassisted goal by sophomore Connor O’Brien, which brought the Eagles to within 3-2 at halftime.
The second half played scoreless until, with 5:15 left in the game, the Sentinels won a corner kick. Sentinel senior Captain Riley Upole sent the kick to the middle of the goal where the ball was tracked by senior Gavin Stepp, who headed the ball past the goalkeeper for the 4-2 lead.
With just 1:52 to play, Calvary was awarded a penalty kick from a challenge in the penalty area. Calvary freshman Luke Reed calmly stepped to the penalty spot and slotted the ball into the upper right corner of the net.
Fort Hill will play Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Hampshire.
Frankfort 10Petersburg 0
SHORT GAP, W.Va. — Chris Kenney scored three goals and assisted on another to lead Frankfort over Petersburg Thursday evening at Frankfort High School.
Kenney had a hand in two of the Falcons’ three first half goals, scoring on an assist from Levi Sgaggero and then assisted Noah Kesner eight minutes later. Briar Cessna’s goal assisted by Sgaggero with 3:14 to play put the Falcons ahead 3-0 at halftime.
Kenney, on an assist from Cessna, got things started in the second seven-goal second half at 33:16. Gavin Tharp, Matt Kenney, Cessna, Chris Kenney again and Kenny Sibley and Corey Brieloff scored the remaining goals. Tharp, Sibley and Brieloff’s goals were unassisted. Sgaggero, Stephen Shambaugh and Cessna had second-half assists.
Frankfort dominated shots on goal, 25-3, and in corner kicks, 5-0. Ben Nestor made three saves for the Falcons while Petersburg’s Matthew VanMeter made 15.
The Falcons (2-2-2) hosts Pendleton today at 1 p.m. Petersburg (0-2) hosts Bishop Walsh on Wednesday.