Boys Soccer Roundup: Walsingham Academy Wins First Conference Tournament Game Since 2009

WYDaily.com is your source for free news and information in Williamsburg, James City & York Counties.

Landon Gero scored his first goal of the season on Tuesday. (file photo)
Landon Gero sent in a cross that led to an own goal against Norfolk Christian. (file photo)

Walsingham Academy won its first Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools tournament game since 2009 on Tuesday after beating Norfolk Christian 1-0.

Both teams had a fair share of opportunities in the first half, but neither team could break through during a scoreless first 40 minutes.

After Walsingham had multiple scoring opportunities shut down by Norfolk Christian goalkeeper Ben Hilton, the Trojans broke through in the waning moments of the game.

Walsingham’s Landon Gero sneaked behind the Norfolk Christian defense and sent a cross into the box. A Norfolk Christian defender tried to clear the ball, but deflected into the goal for an own goal.

The Trojans (9-8-1) will face a tough test in the next TCIS semifinals when Walsingham Academy travels to play top-seeded Norfolk Academy on Wednesday.

Walsingham Academy 1, Norfolk Christian 0

Goals: Walsingham Academy (own goal)

 

HRA Routs Nansemond-Suffolk Academy

Patrick Phillips scored four goals to lead Hampton Roads Academy to a decisive 6-0 victory against Nansemond-Suffolk Academy on Tuesday evening in the opening round of play in the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools tournament.

The Navigators dominated the game starting from the opening kickoff, building a 3-0 lead by halftime.

HRA matched its first-half output in the second half, scoring three more goals en route to a commanding victory. In addition to Phillips’ four goals, Jalen Johnson and Clay Wingfield also added goals.

The Navigators (13-3-1) will advance to host Cape Henry in the semifinals of the TCIS Tournament on Wednesday.

HRA 6, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 0

Goals: HRA (Patrick Phillips 4, Jalen Johnson, Clay Wingfield)
Assists: HRA (Sam Wash, Jonathan Brownbill, Sam Canavos)

 

Williamsburg Christian Academy Shuts Out Alliance Christian Academy

Williamsburg Christian Academy cruised during the first round of the Metro Conference tournament, routing Alliance Christian Academy 8-0 at home Tuesday.

The Eagles built a 3-0 lead at halftime and extended that lead by five goals in the second half before the game came to a close.

Ryan Flanagan and Michael Enz led the Eagles with two goals apiece, while Kyle Cardenas scored a goal and added two assists. Christopher Jeffer, Cle’von Green and Michael Duncan also added goals.

WCA (8-8) will travel to play Portsmouth Christian in the next round of the Metro tournament Thursday.

WCA 8, ACA 0

Goals: WCA (Kyle Cardenas, Christopher Jeffer, Ryan Flanagan 2, Cle’von Green, Michael Enz 2, Michael Duncan)
Assists: WCA (Kyle Cardenas 2, Cole Barrs, Michael Enz, Henry Comber 2)