Kerrigan Brown and Grace Sherbert

On Monday August 30th, Varsity soccer took to the pitch to square off against Richmond High School. The Colts showed off some exciting new talent but came up short on the night, falling 5-6 to the Raiders. It was an eventful game for both teams with plenty of action all around. 

“The game was very intense,” said senior goalkeeper Dawson Travis. “It was an incredibly close game between both teams, and it was a great game to be a part of.” 

Things got chippy in the first half after a foul was called on Bruce Jackson. Raised voices could be heard from the stands as both teams expressed displeasure with the call. 

Sophomore wing Jeron Lassiter got the scoring started within the first 30 seconds with a header to the right side of the net. Richmond answered quickly with 2 goals, which left Cape Fear’s defense looking for answers. 

Cape Fear would not go quietly though. The Colts rallied to come back to knot things up at 4-4.  2 goals from freshman Maddox Terwilliger and a score from sophomore Julius McLemore helped the Colts rally. 

The Raiders answered back with two more goals as time began to run out on the Colts. This left the score at 4-6 in favor of Richmond

Cape Fear scored one more before time ran out as McLemore fired one more past Richmond’s goalkeeper.

Although the Colts came up short, there were definitely some bright spots. Maddox Terwilliger and Julius McLemore, both had amazing performances out on the field bursting onto the scene for Cape Fear. Terwilliger scored 2 goals and McLemore scored 3 goals, with assists by Zack Fick and Jeron Lassiter. 

“Being as young as they are, they bring a lot of talent to the varsity team,” Travis said of the talented young players. “They are hard workers and good teammates. It’s good to have them with us.”

The Colts will be back in action next Tuesday against Lumberton. Come check them out; they’re getting better every day!