BREC varsity soccer team wins scrappy game against Hayesville

Blue Ridge Early College varsity soccer team took on Hayesville at home on Monday and pulled off the win 2-1.

BREC Jacob Pressler takes the header on a goal kick against Hayesville at home on Monday.

Things were physical out on the field and tempers were getting heated. BREC Goalie Carsen Williams broke his thumb in the final minutes of the game but finished out the clock before going to the hospital.

“It was more physical than a normal game, it was dirty,” said BREC Michael Martinez who took his fair share of collisions on Monday.

BREC Michael Martinez gets taken out by an airborne Hayesville player. Martinez was slow to get up favoring his left knee.

He added they were happy to pull of the win, but there’s room for improvement.

“We played well, but not to our full potential,” said Martinez.

BREC CJ Jennings moving the ball across the field against Hayesville.

BREC CJ Jennings went for the header to score and sent it just outside the top bar of the goal.

“I felt like I had it, I thought if I just head it right, I got this,” said Jennings.

BREC Korbin Walters in a race for the ball on Monday.

He added that the Bobcats were slow to get going but eventually found their groove.

“It was pretty physical out there and I was a little rattled at first,” said Jennings. “Then we got used to it and started playing team soccer and running plays. We should have been more focused at first, but then we got it.”

BREC next plays at 4 p.m. at home against Highlands on Oct. 2 (today) at 4 p.m.

BREC goalie Carsen Williams makes the stop against Hayesville. Williams broke his thumb in the last minutes of the game and finished out the clock before going to the hospital.

BREC goalie Carsen Williams finishes the game before heading to the hospital. His left thumb is the injured digit.

BREC Yurem Corona-Villa maintains position to receive a pass.

Trailing the ball is one of the Hayesville player’s shoe that flew off his foot.

BREC Colton Taylor controls the ball before moving up field against Hayesville.

BREC Jonathan Jennings cranks the ball up the field.

Pictured at the top of the article is BREC goalie Carsen Williams seconds before breaking his thumb.

Article and Photos by Brian O’Shea
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