Competitive Weekend Ahead at Sports Complex
The Smith River Sports Complex will be having a busy weekend with many championship titles being fought for. The Virginia Association of Christian Athletics, Carlisle boys Soccer, Carlisle Field Hockey, and the Blue Ridge Soccer League under 14 travel teams will all be competing for their respective championship titles.
The Carlisle boy's soccer team will be playing this Saturday against Holy Cross at 5 p.m. "This is something these boys have been coming out and working together for over a year now," said Richard Hall, one of Carlisle's coaches. "We are very fortunate to have a coach like Enda Crehan who has been able to get us to the level we are and this has been a team effort that includes the coaches, boys, their families, friends, and the school."
Ranked number one by maxpreps.com the Carlisle boy's soccer team has consistency and tradition down to an art. Before every match they go to Binding Time Café for their ritual bagels and smoothies. After that they warm up for exactly an hour and six minutes and complete every task as they have from the very start of their season.
"Our kids are very hungry for the title, we fell behind one zero tonight and then came back and scored 3 goals against one of the perennial powerhouse teams," said Enda Crehan, head coach for the Carlisle boy's soccer team about the game against Eastern Mennonite last night.
Carlisle Field Hockey will be playing this Saturday against Chatham Hall at 3 p.m. "We have played solid and smart all year and that is what we will have to do in the championship this year," stated Meade Seiy, head coach for the Field Hockey team. The Virginia Association of Christian Athletics (VACA) will also be competing on Friday and Saturday. On Friday at 6 p.m. Fresta Valley will be competing against Timberlake on Field 4 and New Covenant will be playing Southwest Virginia Home School on the Taco Bell Field 5. Saturday the consolation match will be played at 12 p.m. and the championship will be played at 2 p.m. with both games on Field 4. The Blue Ridge Soccer League Under 14 Travel Playoffs will be played on Saturday with two games going on at 2 p.m. and then again at 5 p.m. on Fields 1 & 2. The teams that will be competing in the playoffs will be PYSL Hurricanes U14B, Danville Blast U14B, Roanoke Star U14 Boys Premier Blue and Lexington Vultures U14B. For more information or questions, contact Amanda Gray, Director of Marketing or Billy Russo, Director of Operations, at 638-5200 or visit www.southernvirginiasports.com.