Huskies add two road wins


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post - Caleb Key scored the game-winning penalty kick in Ashe’s big road win over Wilkes Central.


WILKESBORO — It was another good week of soccer for the Ashe County Huskies. The team added a pair of road wins that included a thrilling shootout win over Wilkes Central to cap off the season sweep of the Eagles.

Ashe took an early lead over the Eagles on Monday with a goal from Caleb Key in the sixth minute.

Alec Roland gave the Huskies a 2-0 lead five minutes into the second half.

Wilkes Central battled back with a pair of goals to force overtime. Andy Gomez netted the first Eagle score and then Daniel Vimont tied the match up with three minutes to play.

After both 10-minute overtime sessions came and went with no scoring, the teams headed to a shootout.

In the shootout, Husky keeper Noah Blevins came up big. After Josh Brettschneider gave Ashe a 3-2 lead in the shootout, Blevins got a huge save on Vimont after the previous Eagle shooter missed the net.

Key stepped to the line and buried a shot by the Central keeper to clinch the victory.

On Wednesday, Ashe was back on the road at East Wilkes. The Cardinals were also coming off of a big win, a road victory at West Wilkes.

After a bit of a shaky first half from the Huskies that saw both teams play to a 2-2 tie, Ashe woke up in the second half with three goals to take a 5-2 victory.

The Huskies are now 14-7 overall and 10-2 in the MVAC. Ashe will finish the regular season this week with a pair of home matches against North Wilkes and West Wilkes.

MVAC Standings

*As of Oct. 21

1. Starmount: 17-2, 12-0

2. Ashe County: 14-7, 10-2

3. Wilkes Central: 11-6-1, 7-4

4. West Wilkes: 6-11, 6-6

5. East Wilkes: 7-12, 5-7

6. Elkin: 5-14, 4-6

7. North Wilkes: 2-18, 1-11

8. Alleghany: 1-12, 1-10

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.

Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post – Caleb Key scored the game-winning penalty kick in Ashe’s big road win over Wilkes Central.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Caleb-Key-at-East-Wilkes.jpgNathan Ham | Jefferson Post – Caleb Key scored the game-winning penalty kick in Ashe’s big road win over Wilkes Central.

By Nathan Ham

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