CHHS to face Trinity in soccer

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, March 18, 2015

While the Charles Henderson soccer teams may have lost Tuesday evening, head coach Rick Braisted said he wasn’t losing hope.

The boys and girls soccer teams traveled to St. James School in Montgomery, and Braisted said the girls team lost 10-0 and the boys lost 5-1 after being up 1-0 at the half.

Braisted said the boys team had been able to get a goal off on the Trojans after Jaron Knox ran through three of the St. James defenders and managed to get a clear shot on the goal.

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After receiving two penalties, a handball and a foul in the goalie’s box, Braisted said St. James were able to get up 2-1 on the CHHS Trojans, the team couldn’t come back from there.

“We are striving to get better,” Braisted said. “The boys team is 8-2 overall for the season, and we are three and one in area.”

Braisted said the teams were growing their talents on a solid defense and a strong counterattack.

“Our style of play is pretty solid defense and counterattack,” Braisted said. “We have a diverse group. We’ve had four different players score this year for the boys team. We like to lure the other team in, sneak behind and punch some goals in.”

This is the first time CHHS has had a girls soccer team, and although the team is young, Braisted said the girls were learning to play the game together, which had made them a stronger team in the long run.

“We are a little bit on the younger side, and we have some people that have never played before. We didn’t get started until January, and we’re going against teams who’ve been playing together for years. We’ve got some decent players, we’re about five short, but the girls all have a great attitude.”

CHHS will host Trinity Presbyterian Thursday at home, and Braisted said he expected a solid game out of the matchup.

“From what we’ve seen the scores with similar teams, it should be a pretty close game,” Braisted said. “The teams are pretty evenly matched, and it’s an area game. We are looking forward to it.”