The first year Craig County High School soccer team had its closest game yet last week but dropped a 3-1 decision on the road at Pocahontas.
Craig grabbed an early lead when Dalton Henderson scored a goal for the Rockets, but Pocahontas scored about five minutes before intermission to tie it up. The home team scored again about 20 minutes into the second half, then added an insurance goal late for the 3-1 win.
“We were very competitive the entire game,” said coach Robin Nobles. “Everyone played well. Caleb Todd had eight shots on goal but just couldn’t get one to find the net.”
The Pocahontas game was played on a field with high grass, and that was just the opposite of an early week game with Parry McCluer. That was played on the artificial turf at Southern Virginia University, and the Rockets had a hard time adjusting to the fast surface during their first game on turf as they dropped a 9-0 decision.
“That Astroturf was a lot different than what we were used to,” said Nobles. “We weren’t terrible. They were very good.”
Nobles credited Hannah Altizer and Lauren Craddock with strong games against Parry McCluer, a Pioneer District foe. The Pioneer District tournament will be held next week.
First, however, the Rockets have three more games this week. They were scheduled to host Bath on Monday, travel to Narrows on Tuesday and Narrows will return the trip to Craig on Thursday.