Blue Ridge Early College varsity soccer team hosted Rabun Gap’s junior varsity squad at home on Wednesday in “non-varsity” competition and won 4-1.
BREC defender Kaleb Fugate said things are coming together for the Bobcats.
“I think it was the best game of the season so far,” said Fugate. “We all worked as a unit today more than past games. Plus, we encouraged each other instead of put each other down.”
At one point in the game Fugate slid to save a ball going out of bounds and while on the ground caught a knee to his head.
“That was pretty hard, I couldn’t see straight for the next three minutes,” he said.
Rabun Gap kept BREC goalie Carsen Williams busy with consistent shots on goal.
“In the first half the defense was keeping them off of me,” said Carsen. “In the second half, they were pounding it hard, but with the D-line keeping them back they were savable balls.”
Carsen added things can get tense when it’s a one on one situation and you must make a quick decision.
“It’s hardest when they beat my defense and I make the decision of ‘do I come out,’” said Carsen. “You have to know the player coming at you and if you go you just have to go. If you make a mistake you can’t do anything about it.”
BREC next plays at 4 p.m. on Sept. 25 away against Cherokee.