Top-seeded Lady Colts blank Grafton to advance to finals
PB boys drop match to Robert C. Byrd in PKs
PHILIPPI — Top-seed Philip Barbour advanced to the Class AA-A, Region II, Section 1 finals with a 3-0 win over Grafton Thursday night at George Byrer Field at BC Bank Park.
The Lady Colts (7-1-1) will host Liberty at noon Saturday in the title game. The Lady Mountaineers defeated Robert C. Byrd in PKs to advance.
Freshman Arrington Sparks scored both first-half goals as Philip Barbour took a 2-0 lead into the intermission.
Twin sister Braylyn Sparks added an insurance goal in the second half.
The Lady Bearcats finished with a 5-12-2 mark. They had defeated Lincoln, 2-0, in their sectional opener.
“We came out with great intensity and were able to get a 2-0 lead,” Lady Colts coach Blake Williams said. “Grafton did a great job of staying in the game and our defense played well in shutting down their attack.”
In Class AA-A, Region 2 boys play, Philip Barbour fell at Robert C. Byrd in PKs.
The Colts ended the season 5-3-0,
Both Philip Barbour squads just returned to the practice field earlier this week after not being allowed to practice due to COVID-19 protocol.
Neither team had seen game action in nearly a month.