Blue Ridge MS soccer team beats rival Highlands 2-0

The Blue Ridge Middle School soccer team took on Highlands at home on Wednesday walking away with a 2-0 win.

Blue Ridge Head Coach Cristian Mireles said the Bobcats played aggressive and were quick to the ball.

“Big thing that I want to highlight is my defense with Cameron Fowler, Owen Madden, Ethan Henson, and Isaiah Palestino; they were the ones that controlled the game not letting anything passed them and then getting the ball to our midfielders and forwards to do what their job is and score,” said Mireles.

He added that the team feels good after beating rival Highlands, but really just enjoyed the chance to get on the field and play.

Mireles said the coaching staff’s biggest goal is to teach the players to be quick, physical, and aggressive; and said all 23 kids have done just that.

“This is probably one of my better teams that I have had in the past couple of years because I have 23 kids on the team, and all 23 are very good soccer players,” he said. “They all know their roles and are able to fill multiple spots. When you have that many kids that want to play, you can give some of your kids a break and have fresh legs.”

Blue Ridge next plays at 4 p.m. on Sept. 5 away against Scotts Creek.

Highlands next plays at 4 p.m. at home on Sept. 3 against Summit Charter School.

Article and Photos by Brian O’Shea
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