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Dragons blank Indians in pre-season soccer scrimmage

It looks as if nearly everyone on the field is involved in this play for the ball during action from last Friday night’s pre-season soccer scrimmage between West Union and Peebles.
It looks as if nearly everyone on the field is involved in this play for the ball during action from last Friday night’s pre-season soccer scrimmage between West Union and Peebles.

Story and photos by Mark Carpenter –

It was just pre-season and it was an evening of suffocating heat, but the show must go on and it did as high school boys soccer came to West Union High School on Friday, Aug. 5, as the Dragons and head coach Kevin Hunter hosted a tri-scrimmage, welcoming to town the Peebles Indians and the Eastern Brown Warriors.
Because of the heat, the format of the scrimmage was st up to keep the players hydrated and healthy.  Each scrimmage game would loast one hour with a running clock, playing 15 minutes, then taking a break for water, with the temperatures and heat index well above the 90 degree mark.
The first match up of the night began at 5 p.m. and pitted the host Dragons against Coach Brian Seaman and his Peebles Indians, two teams who played constrasting styles on Friday as the Devils only had 11 players available therefore everybody played, while the Indians were able to substitute much more freely with nearly 20 available athletes.  That disadvantage didn’t deter the Dragons, however, as they fired a shutout in their first live action of the pre-season, blanking the Indians 4-0.
Nobody scored in the action before the first break, with the only thing close a West Union shot that caromed off the top crossbar over the head of Peebles goalie George Warner.  That first break must have given the Dragons a burst of energy as they came out and promptly scored twice within a matter of about 30 seconds.

West Union’s Andre Wolke, right, battles for possession during last Friday’s scrimmage with Peebles.
West Union’s Andre Wolke, right, battles for possession during last Friday’s scrimmage with Peebles.

Both goals came off of the foot of sophomore Nathan, the first coming solo and the second coming when Greene was in the right spot to corral the rebound of an Andre Wolke shot to put it home and give the Dragons a 2-0 advantage, which they took into the next break which was considered halftime.
After the much needed halftime respite, the two teams came back to the very warm pitch and the Dragons continued to control the game offensively, getting their third goal of the night from Chase Cummings, while their defense kept the Indains from getting very many good looks at the net.
The final goal of the scrimmage came from West union freshman Zane Kingsolver, one of a group of outstanding young athletes on the West Union side.  Kingsolver got behind the Peebles defense around the net and was able to knock one home to make the final count 4-0 in favor of the host Dragons.
The evening continued with the Indians coming right back to battle Eastern Brown, and then after sitting out one game, the Dragons completed the tri-scrimmage by also facing off with the Warriors.
Fans of the Dragons and Indians can see the two teams in action again this saturday night at Fayettevill in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference soccer preview.  Peebles will battle perennial SHAC power Lynchburg at 3 p.m. while the Dragons will match up with host Fayetteville at 7:30 p.m.

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