Forbush blanks Ashe, 2-0


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



Eric Barcenas fires a shot off his left foot in the first half of Monday’s game against Forbush.


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Andrew Tedder (15) chases a ball down in the second half.


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WEST JEFFERSON — Forbush made the trip to the High Country to battle a former Mountain Valley Conference foe, and left with a 2-0 win over the Huskies.

The Falcons got two goals from Ryan Miller in the 24th and 29th minutes and were able to keep Ashe off the scoreboard.

Forbush (1-1-1) entered the game off of a 2-2 tie with East Lincoln while Ashe (1-1) won its season opener against Watauga.

It would be the Huskies that had the first scoring opportunity of the night on a corner kick in the 17th minute, but came away without a shot.

One minute later, Victor Melo fired a shot that was stopped by the Falcon keeper.

A pair of Falcon corner kicks in the 21st and 23rd minutes eventually set up the team’s first goal one minute later.

After Forbush took a 2-0 lead, Melo had a good look at the goal, but saw his shot go wide right of the net.

The second half started with a corner kick for Ashe 15 minutes in, but the Falcon defense cleared the ball away easily.

Team captain Kendall Wagner blasted a shot in the 58th minute that forced the Falcon keeper to his knees but still made the save.

With nine minutes left to play, Shawn McKiddy got a shot near the far post but it was knocked out for a corner kick. The ensuing corner was once again swept away by the Falcon fullbacks.

A last ditch effort from Wagner with a shot on goal in the 77th minute was knocked aside to preserve the shutout.

Forbush is scheduled to wrap up play this week at home against Walkertown (Aug. 26) and a road trip to Forsyth Country Day (Aug. 27).

Ashe will end play this week with scheduled matches at Avery County (Aug. 26) and Surry Central (Aug. 27).

The Huskies return home on Sept. 3 to play Hibriten. The Panthers (2-1) have already beaten MVAC teams West Wilkes and Elkin and should provide another strong test to the Huskies.

In junior varsity action prior to the varsity match, Forbush held on for a 3-2 victory over the Huskies.

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-846-7164 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

Eric Barcenas fires a shot off his left foot in the first half of Monday’s game against Forbush.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Eric-Barcenas-vs-Forbush.jpgEric Barcenas fires a shot off his left foot in the first half of Monday’s game against Forbush. Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post

Andrew Tedder (15) chases a ball down in the second half.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Andrew-Tedder-vs-Forbush.jpgAndrew Tedder (15) chases a ball down in the second half. Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post

By Nathan Ham

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