Warriors shut out Bruins

Published 10:31 pm Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nansemond River High School’s boys’ soccer team grabbed a 2-0 win over Western Branch High School on the road Tuesday.

The Bruins are regarded among the best boys’ soccer teams in Hampton Roads, and the Warriors were able to build more momentum with their win. Last season the Bruins defeated Nansemond River 1-0.

Warriors coach Dustin Tordoff said he believes his team played its most complete game of the season on a rainy Tuesday evening.

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Dylan Heyman and Chris Morgan scored the goals for Nansemond River. David Wright is credited with the shut-out at goalkeeper.

Dylan Heyman scored a goal in the Warriors’ 2-0 shutout of Western Branch High School. Nansemond River is currently 4-1. (Melissa Glover photo)

“I thought we played really well,” Tordoff said. “We’ve started to do things that we have been practicing. The guys are starting to get more comfortable in the season.”

Tordoff particularly liked how his team defended and attacked. The Warriors defended with a purpose, and that was the main reason behind their hard-earned victory.

Nansemond River is now 4-1.

Sterling McGee remains the leader in goals so far, with five. He was the leading scorer last season, but it’s been even more impressive this year, considering teams know what he likes to do. As McGee draws a lot of attention, he opens things up for teammates such as Heyman and Morgan.

Sasha Karlov has stepped into his role in controlling the team’s offensive attack and has made an impact on the team, as well. Jacob Baker has also added solid production for the Warriors.

“Everyone is playing their role and doing their job how I’ve asked them to do it,” Tordoff said. “Everybody is stepping up across the board, even the J.V. guys who have moved up. I’m starting to see them play significant roles and seeing a lot of growth.”

The Warriors want to continue becoming more consistent. They want to continue to translate the things they are practicing into game situations.

Next Nansemond River will face Great Bridge High School at home at 5:30 p.m. Friday.