Bobcats beat Hayesville for first win of the season

It was a slow start of the season for the Blue Ridge Early College boys varsity soccer team, but the Bobcats traveled to Hayesville on Sept. 7 and won their first victory of the year, 6-0.

The season began with consecutive losses against Franklin. The Bobcats first hosted the Panthers and lost 9-0 on Aug. 19.

BREC then traveled to Franklin on Aug. 26 and lost to the Panthers 3-0.

Photos are from BREC vs Franklin at home on Aug. 19.

BREC Levi Walters with a launches for a header against Franklin at home.

BREC Eric Puskarich moves in and picks off a Franklin pass.

BREC Junior Soriano Diaz rips a shot on goal against Franklin.

BREC Ethan Henson brings the ball through the midfield under pressure from Franklin.

BREC Braulio Iglecias Loma traps a line-drive pass before heading down the field.

BREC Goalie Gustavo Garcia was under fire throughout the game the first time they faced off against Franklin. The second time they played Franklin was on the road and Garcia only let 3 goals through.

BREC Isaiah Palestino controls a pass before sending it up the sideline to the Bobcat offense.

BREC Ashtin Zachary picks off a Panther pass.

BREC Miguel Juan Julian keeps the pressure on Franklin during the season opener.

BREC Jeysson Soriano Diaz makes his way through Franklin’s defense trying to get clear to center the ball.

From left are BREC Ethan Jenson, Levi Walters, and Isaiah Palestino forming a wall to stop a Franklin corner kick.

BREC Eric Puskarich brings the ball down the field with Franklin on his heels.

BREC Gustavo Garcia stops a Franklin shot on goal.

Junior Soriano Diaz gets swarmed by Franklin up by the Panthers’ goal.

BREC Ethan Henson sends a goal kick deep into midfield.

BREC Levi Walters clears it out of the danger zone.

BREC Isaiah Palestino inbounds the ball with the new Bobcats banner in the background.

BREC Ashtin Zachary tries to get clear to send it in front of Franklin’s goal.

BREC Gustavo Garcia makes a stop against Franklin.

On the left is BREC Braulio Iglecias Loma rips a shot on goal against Franklin.

Photos by Brian O’Shea
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