After being edged out of a win against Wilkes Central on Aug. 8, Elkin hit the road and traveled to Boonville last Tuesday evening for a rivalry match against Starmount.
In dramatic fashion, the Lady Elks were able to score an OT goal for the 3-2 win over Starmount.
In the first half, both teams battled defensively for most of the game. While both teams had opportunities to score in the first half, the respective defenses came up with big stops to hold the teams scoreless for much of the half.
Jessica Martinez changed the tempo of the game with a goal in the final minutes of the first half. Martinez snuck the shot past the Elkin keeper for the 1-0 lead.
That lead didn’t stand for long however.
Madison Spagnoletti responded with a goal for Elkin to tie the game at one with a less than a minute to go in the half.
Elkin jumped out to the lead when Catherine Schumak scored the go ahead goal, with the assist from Mary Tayloe.
However, Jessica Martinez tied it up with a goal to send the match into overtime.
In overtime, Tayloe scored the game-winning head-in goal off a corner kick from Spagnoletti.
“We played a great game. We controlled the entire game by going to the ball. Just a another great game,” said Starmount Coach Greg Zach.
Forbush vs. Elkin Soccer
In last Wednesday’s MVAC match, the Buckin’ Elks faced the Forbush Falcons, who are currently ranked No. 1 among 2A teams in the state.
Although the Elks fought the Falcons with grit, Forbush pulled away in the second half for the 9-0 win.
“I looked at the clock about 20 minutes in, and we were only down 2-0. I saw some things we could have done better. I told them, ‘You played the No. 1 2A team in the state. And they play one of their better games, you know, 9-0 isn’t bad,” said Elkin Coach Joe McCulloch.
In the first half, Elkin defense held the Falcons to just three goals. But the Falcons found a rhythm in the second half and tacked on another six for the win.
“I thought we played really well. We worked on some shadowing and rhythm plays. I feel like we were in rhythm tonight, especially in the second half. You don’t cross and finish often. You just don’t do that very often,” said Falcon Coach Kenan James.
Forbush traveled to Hibriten in a non-conference match last Thursday as well and picked up another big non-conference win against the Panthers. The Falcons defeated the Panthers 3-1. Forbush faced Starmount on Tuesday night in another rivalry match, however results were unavailable at press time.
Forbush vs. Elkin Softball
Forbush picked up a big win against Elkin last Wednesday afternoon, shutting out the Elks 20-0 in four innings.
The Falcons jumped out to the 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning off a double to the centerfield fence by Shey Steelman.
On the defensive side in the bottom of the first, Forbush picked up a quick three outs and then erupted for 11 runs in the second inning.
The Falcons picked up five hits for a combined six RBIs. Falcon batters also played showed superior smarts at the plate, and were dealt nine walks in the inning.
Elkin picked up a hit in the bottom of the second, but Forbush’s defense held strong and stranded the runner on base.
Forbush cruised to 20-0 win.
The Falcons also faced the Rams on Tuesday night, however results were unavailable at press time.