Indians Soccer close out regular seasons with two wins

by Jamie Harris

This past week, the Berkeley Springs Indians soccer team closed out the regular season with two wins. With three wins in their last four games the Indians improved their record to 6-11.

On Tuesday, October 11 the Indians hosted the Southern Fulton (Pa.) Indians at Morgan Field. Berkeley Springs played a strong all-around game against Southern Fulton and secured a 6-1 win. The Indians got goals from Ben Golden (2), Mickey Gurson (1), Jake Shekey (1), Axel Robles (1) and Ettore Bosco (1). Bosco had two assists while Gurson, Axel Robles and Deven Stone had one assist. Getting shots on the goal for the Indians were Shekey (14), Bosco (8), Golden (7), Gurson (4), Robles (3), Cody Payne (5), Jacob Morgan (2), Jaxon McClintock (1), Brody Beal (10, Garrin Place (1) and Justin Brinegar (1).

Defensively the Indians were led by the solid play of their back row of Isaac Harris, Deven Stone, Brandon Pindell and Collin Widmeyer along with goal keeper Cardin Beal (0 goals, 12 saves in 66 minutes). Freshman keeper Brody Gloyd had one save in 14 minutes.

On Thursday, October 13 the Indians hosted the Petersburg Vikings in the regular season finale. Once again Berkeley Springs came out ready and by the final horn recorded an 8-2 win over the undermanned Vikings.

Collin Widmyer (17) goes to kick the ball to Mickey Gurson (1).

Cody Payne and Jacob Shekey led the Indians with two goals each. Also scoring the Indians were Ben Golden, Deven Stone, Collin Widmeyer and Jacob Morgan. Both Widmeyer and Morgan recorded their first ever high school soccer goal.

Branden Pindell takes the ball down the field.
photos by Lori Younker

Picking up assists for the Indians were Mickey Gurson (2) and Isaac Harris. Getting shots on goal for the Tribe were Ben Golden (8), Deven Stone (7), Jake Shekey (6), Cody Payne (6), Collin Widmeyer (6), Justin Brinegar (4) and Mickey Gurson, Cardin Beal, Axel Robles, Isaac Harris, Jacob Morgan, Ettore Bosco and Brody Beal each had two shots on goal. Jaxon McClintock and Landon Litten each had one shot on goal.

Once again the defense of the Indians played a huge part in the win as Harris, Stone, Widmeyer and Brandon Pindell kept the Viking attackers out of the box. Keepers Cardin Beal (1 save) and Brody Gloyd (4 saves) were solid in the net.

Next up for the Indians is the opening round of the Class AA Region I Sectional Championships. The Indians (#4 seed) hosted the Keyser Golden Tornado (#5 seed) at Morgan Field on Monday, October 17. The winner will travel to Fairmont on Wednesday, October 19 to take on #1 Fairmont Sr. at East West Stadium at 6 p.m.