STEPHENS CITY, VA. >> A young Cumberland Valley Christian boys soccer team performed admirably in the Shenandoah Valley Christian Tournament on Saturday.
With a group of six new starters, the Blazers combined to go 1-3-2 and finished second in the German Cup 3rd Division.
"I was unsure how the young players would handle themselves throughout the day," CVC coach Stan Hott said, "but we started strong and played well."
Eli Black had two goals for CV Christian, and Sota Ono, Spencer Propst and Sterling Bard also scored. Bard had two assists, and Propst and Black each had one.
"Sterling and Jackson did a great job at the center midfield positions, and Spencer and Eli really played well with communication and overlapping runs on goal. Aaron Johnson, who never played goalie before, did a great job and surprised we with how well he played."
The Blazers opened pool play with a 1-0 loss to Mountain Mission and a 0-0 tie with Grace Brethren before finishing with a 2-1 loss to Our Savior.
In the semifinals, CV Christian beat Grace Christian 4-1 but fell to Mt. Airy, 3-0 in the final.
Mountain Mission 1 CV Christian 0
CV Chrisitan00—0Mountain Mission01—1
Saves — CVC 8 (Aaron Johnson).
CV Christian 0, Grace Brethren 0
Saves — CVC 5 (Johnson).
Our Savior 2, CV Christian 1
CVC goal — Sota Ono.
CVC assist — Sterling Bard.
Saves — CVC 3 (Johnson).
CV Christian 4, Grace Christian 1
CVC goals — Eli Black 2, Spencer Propst, Sterling Bard.
CVC assists — Propst, Bard, Black.
Saves — CVC 6 (Johnson).
Mt. Airy 3, CV Christian 0
Saves — CVC 7 (Johnson).