Blue Ridge Early College varsity soccer team took on Hayesville at home on Monday and pulled off the win 2-1.
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.
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 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.
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.
Pictured at the top of the article is BREC goalie Carsen Williams seconds before breaking his thumb.