MADISON — Two of the top 10 A-AA soccer teams in the state of West Virginia met on Oct. 1, with No. 4 Scott High (9-1-1) hosting No. 2 Charleston Catholic (9-2-0).
The first half saw one goal scored by sophomore Kyle Matthews and assisted by junior Carson Asbury, a 25-yard shot at the 24-minute mark that put the Skyhawks up 1-0.
Scott fared less well after halftime, suffering the injury of starter Tanner Hale and Catholic’s attack. The second half saw three goals, all by the Irish. Catholic tied the game 14 minutes in when a corner deflection by junior midfielder Wil Swan went into the back of the net.
The next two goals were scored by senior midfielder David Kershner, both unassisted. Charleston Catholic wheeled away with a 3-1 win, awarding Scott High its second loss of the season.
Coaches Zach Boyd and Rodney Miller were unhappy with the result, but made it a point not to place pin the loss on injuries.
The coaches looked ahead instead to moving forward with the defeat and focusing on improving in the next match.
Junior Ian Gillispie led Scott in shots with four. Junior Jerod Ferrell led the Skyhawks in steals with seven.
Scott (10-1-2) play Logan (4-8) away on Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. Charleston Catholic (10-2-0) play at Cross Lanes Christian (12-4-1) on Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m.