CV Christian takes 3rd at NACA national tourney
The Cumberland Valley Christian boys soccer team traveled to Dayton, Tenn. for the National Association of Christian Athletes soccer tournament from Oct. 25- 28, and came home with a pair of trophies.
The Blazers claimed a third-place consolation victory with a 6-5 win over Grace Christian (Brandon, Fla.) on Friday. Along with the consolation trophy, the team was also awarded the team best sportsmanship award.
All of the action came in the second half in the consolation final, as the Blazers eliminated a 1-0 deficit at the half and scored six goals in the final 35 minutes, all the while holding off Grace's powerful offense, which scored four goals of its own in the second half.
Jackson Park had a pair of goals, while Nick Park, Grant Carter, Eric Woo and Sterling Bard all found the back of the net for CVC.
The Blazers outshot Grace 22-10 and Eli Black had 10 saves. Black was named the tournament's standout goalkeeper after racking up 26 saves on the weekend, and Kenneth Hott was honored for his work on offense. Hott had a pair of assists in the 6-5 win over Grace.
CVC lost 2-0 in the first round to Fellowship Christian.