Boys Soccer Roundup: Walsingham Takes Down Norfolk Christian

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Landon Gero scored his first goal of the season on Tuesday. (file photo)
Landon Gero scored his first goal of the season on Tuesday. (File Photo)

Walsingham Academy won its fifth consecutive game of the season, earning a 2-1 road victory against Norfolk Christian on Tuesday.

The Trojans got on the board early as Landon Gero found the back of the net for the first time this season.

Gero rifled a shot into the upper-90 area of the net from 10 yards out as Walsingham went up 1-0 in the sixth minute of play.

After entering halftime leading 1-0, Walsingham built on its lead when, in the 56th minute, Connor Norris sent a low, hard shot past the Norfolk Christian goalkeeper to go up 2-0.

Norfolk Christian cut its deficit in half when Zach Milligan sneaked behind the Walsingham defense and slotted the ball past Trojan goalkeeper Bryce Behm in the 61st minute.

The Trojans stood strong for the remainder of the game and held on for the victory.

Walsingham (7-4-1) now faces a tall task when they host the top-ranked Division I team in the Tidewater Conference, Norfolk Academy, on Thursday.

Walsingham Academy 2, Norfolk Christian 1

Goals: Walsingham Academy (Landon Gero, Connor Norris), Norfolk Christian (Zach Milligan)

 

HRA Steamrolls Bishop Sullivan

The Hampton Roads Academy had no trouble cruising past Bishop Sullivan during a 4-0 win at home Tuesday.

Patrick Phillips and Jalen Johnson both found the back of the net twice for the Navigators during the win, with Johnson also assisting one of Phillips’ goals.

Hampton Roads Academy built a 2-0 lead at halftime and matched its offensive output in the second half to pull away from Bishop Sullivan.

The Navigators (7-2) have won three of their last four games and will prepare to travel to Peninsula Catholic on Thursday hoping to improve upon that stretch of games.

Hampton Roads Academy 4, Bishop Sullivan 0

Goals: HRA (Patrick Phillips 2, Jalen Johnson 2)
Assists: HRA (Jalen Johnson)