The Yorktown Tigers Boys JV Soccer team showed a lot of promise despite their Saturday morning loss to Herron High School, 2-3. The Tigers hosted the Achaeans, but it was the Achaens who took the early lead. Zach Spangler started in goal for the Tigers. Herron scored on Yorktown from a shot across goal to get the scoring started, 0-1 to the away team. Garrett Wilmes and Seth Tollett subbed in for the Tigers and had the most promising chances on the opposing goal, but ultimately the Tigers went away without converting in these chances. With just minutes left in the half, Yorktown gave up another goal with an unmarked shot into the box that went to Spangler, but he was not able to hold on – so Herron’s lead doubled just before halftime (0-2).
The Tigers lost the first half, but they were the better team in the second. Carter Fauquher started as the keeper for the Tigers but injured his shoulder early in the half, so Kaleb Brown came in to put in quality goalkeeping minutes for the Tigers. Flint Robbins arrived to help the Tigers amp up their game. A ball rolled across the top of the box where Robbins was able to curl a beautiful shot into the top right corner of the net to put the Tigers back in contention (1-2). However, less than two minutes later, Herron got past the Yorktown defense and slotted a shot far post for the Achaeans (1-3). Robbins was also dangerous in his attack of the Achaean defense as he won a penalty kick for the Tigers. Unfortunately, Kelby Parker, who had converted a couple of other PKs for the Tigers, was not successful on his 3rd try from the spot on the season. The Tigers did not hang their heads and kept fighting to stay in the game as Robbins contributed again to the scoresheet as he sent a ball to Alan Goode who was able to put away the final goal of the contest for the Tigers (2-3).
The Tigers will be back in action on Monday, September 23 at Yorktown Sports Park – which is Senior Night for the senior soccer players. JV begins at 5:00; Varsity will begin at 7:00. Please come and support the Tigers!