EAST BEND — The Forbush Falcons soccer and volleyball teams played in conference match-ups last week on the road and at home.
It took a while for the Forbush Falcons soccer team to come together to earn its first win of the season. The Falcons have struggled on the field without two of their starters — Carson Davis and Sam Crews. The loss of the two players put the Falcons into scramble mode as they are still trying to find out which positions suit certain players. Last week, the Falcons traveled to Atkins for a conference game.
Atkins knocked in the first goal of the night in the 16th minute for a 1-0 lead. Thirteen minutes later, Forbush was able to tie the game 1-1 with a shot that hit the back of the net.
As the first half went on, the Camels knocked in the go-ahead goal in the 35th minute. As the whistle blew, Atkins had a 2-1 lead at halftime over Forbush.
The Falcons tried to battle back in the second half as they put two goals into the net, one in the 51st minute and the second in the 61st minute.
Forbush had a 3-2 lead over Atkins, but the Camels were able to score two goals late in the half to take a 4-3 win over the Falcons.
Forbush will host Carver on Tuesday night with kick-off set for 6 p.m. The Falcons will travel to North Surry on Oct. 10 with kick-off set for 7 p.m. in Mount Airy.
The Forbush Soccer team has an overall record of 7-8 and a Western Piedmont Athletic Conference record of 2-2.
The Forbush Falcons volleyball team has been on a roll lately with a six-game win streak. The Falcons have won 46 sets, and only lost 14.
Last week, the Falcons hosted North Surry in a vital WPAC game in East Bend. Forbush was able to prove why it was undefeated, as it came out swinging to take a 3-0 win over the Greyhounds.
Parkley Hennings and Colby Crater came up big on the front row for the home team. Hennings had several kills in the match, while Crater also had several kills and blocks.
On the back row, Ebony Williams was able to come up with vital digs for the Falcons.
Forbush took a 25-22 win on the first set, a 25-20 win in the second set and a 25-21 win in the third set to sweep North Surry.
The Falcons will travel to Surry Central on Tuesday night and Walkertown on Thursday. The final home game for the Falcons will be Oct. 11 against Atkins.
The Forbush volleyball team has an overall record of 14-4 and a WPAC record of 8-0.