Asheboro remains undefeated

Kaitlyn Mullins

The Asheboro Blue Comets braved the rain and wet field to take on the visiting Wheatmore Warriors on Wednesday. This was a non-conference soccer match that saw both teams enter with undefeated records.

Taking the first touch on the ball were the Warriors as they tried to work their way down the field. The Comets quickly took control of the ball and wasted no time taking the first attempt at the goal. From the beginning, the Comets had great control of the ball as well as communication. The Warriors picked up an early foul inside the box, allowing the Comets a penalty kick. Wheatmore’s keeper made a great save to keep the score tied at zero. Moments later a foul was called on the Comets which gave Wheatmore a penalty kick, but the kick was no good. The Comets kept working their way down the field as they took shot after shot at the goal, but were unsuccessful. It was an intense and physical battle and Wheatmore’s Cory Hudgins picked up the first yellow card of the night. Both teams went back and forth with the ball as they tried to score. Twenty six minutes into the game Scott Villagrana scored the first goal of the night for Asheboro on an assist by Omar Aboutaleb. Minutes later Christian Jaimes put the Comets up 2-0 off the assist from Villagrana. Wheatmore continued to struggle against the Comets defense and could not find a goal before the end of the half. At the half Asheboro was up 2-0.

The Comets took first touch on the ball in the second half and once again dribbled around the Warriors wasting no time taking shots at the goal. Wheatmore communicated better in the second half and it resulted in more looks at the goal. Fourteen minutes into the half Aboutaleb scored the third goal of the night for Asheboro with help of Will Clauser. Minutes later another yellow card was handed out, this time to Wheatmore’s Wyatt Garrison. Asheboro continued to stay on top as Jaimes scored the fourth goal of the night. Due to a foul inside the box by the Comets, Garrison was given a penalty kick. He put the penalty kick into the back of the net, cutting Asheboro’s lead to 4-1. Both teams finished strong as Juan Pulido took a shot for the Warriors scoring the second goal of the night. Wheatmore could not score another goal as Asheboro gained the victory 4-2.

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