Forbush shuts out Ashe, 2-0


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post - Alyssa Peterson clears the ball out of Ashe County’s end of the field in the first half of Thursday’s match against Forbush.


WEST JEFFERSON — The Forbush Falcons struck for a pair of quick goals early in the second half to remain undefeated on the season with a 2-0 win over Ashe County.

The Falcons, who are ranked as the number one 2A team in the state, controlled possession for most of the match.

In the first half though, the Ashe County defense was up to the task of defending the strong Falcon offensive push.

Forbush had three corner kicks in the 13th, 21st and 27th minutes, but the Husky back line stood tall and kept the Falcons off the scoreboard.

In the 45th minute, Forbush got on the board with a shot from Madison York to take a 1-0.

Six minutes later, York found the back of the net again for a 2-0 advantage.

Ashe kept working hard for a goal, but the Falcon defense was not surrendering anything for the final 30 minutes of play.

The Falcons improved to 18-0-1 on the season. Ashe County dropped to 11-6 overall.

Ashe 3, North Wilkes 0

Earlier in the week, the Lady Huskies kept its undefeated record in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference by defeating the North Wilkes Vikings, 3-0.

Maddy Houck scored the only goal of the first half to give Ashe a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes of play.

In the second half, Melissa Ramos tallied two quick goals to put the game out of reach for the Vikings, who couldn’t ever get anything going offensively.

This week, Ashe will travel to Alleghany on Tuesday and return home to face Elkin on Friday.

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post – Alyssa Peterson clears the ball out of Ashe County’s end of the field in the first half of Thursday’s match against Forbush.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Alyssa-Peterson-vs-Forbush.jpgNathan Ham | Jefferson Post – Alyssa Peterson clears the ball out of Ashe County’s end of the field in the first half of Thursday’s match against Forbush.

By Nathan Ham

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