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A goal by Kenan Ruffner and strong defensive play allowed the Fred T. Foard soccer team to pick up its eight win of the season and sixth shutout.
â€śComing into tonightâ€™s game we knew Hibriten was coming off of a draw with St. Stephens on Monday,â€ť said Tigers coach Scottie Goforth. â€śWe wanted to make sure we took advantage of our possession and take care of the ball. I feel like the boys did that really well.â€ť
Ruffnerâ€™s goal came at the 24th minute on a corner kick by Khong Lo. The kick went in front of the net and was driven in on a header by Ruffner.
â€śOur passing was just there for us tonight,â€ť Goforth said. â€śWe got a nice goal from Kenan Ruffner on that corner. Our chances were close. We had several opportunities that went wide.â€ť
The Tigers were able to maintain the pace of the game on their way to the NWC victory.
Goforth gave credit to his midfielder.
West Iredell 5, St. Stephens 2
The Indians (4-1-1) suffered their first loss of the season, dropping a non-conference match on the road to Warriors (5-6-0).
South Iredell 4, Bunker Hill 0
The Bears (1-8, 1-3) gave up three goals in the first half and failed to score a goal, falling in conference play to South Iredell (6-4-1, 3-1-0) on Thursday.
St. Stephens 3, Hickory 0
The Lady Indians shook off a tough home loss to Fred T. Foard by shutting out the Lady Red Tornadoes on the road Thursday, 25-15,25-23, 25-11.
Leading St. Stephens (9-5, 4-1) was Hannah Cogswell, who made 11 kills. Taylor Cummins added 18 digs on defense.View more articles in: