MCSC U14 Storm improves record
The U14 Storm defeated the YCVSC Eagles (Conover) 2-0 in Asheville on Feb. 23. Angel Chavez dropped a beautiful shot just under the crossbar in the first half, on an assist by Diego Panilla. Omar Arellano scored on a penalty kick in the second half, and tight play by Goalie Juan Garcia held the Eagles scoreless.
On March 2, the Storm beat GUSC Blue at Gastonia, winning 4-1 after a slow start. GUSC Blue led at the half 1-0, and held the lead until the 25-minute mark of the second half. Kyle Knop scored with an assist from Omar Arrelano, then Diego Hernandez broke the tie with a score, assisted by Kyle Knop. Kyle scored once again, assisted by Angel Chavez, and Angel added the fourth goal on a pass from Caleb Scott.
The Storm fell to the SGCSA Flames Red 0-2 at Gastonia on March 3. The Flames are a strong team that has lost only three of its last 33 games. The storm held their own for most of the game, but gave up two goals in the last 15 minutes.
More soccer results can be found in future issues of The Macon County News.
MCSC U16 Panthers take on top opponents
The MCSC U16 Panthers faced off against the CSA Charlotte Samba on Saturday, March 2. It was a tight game with the Panthers Arturo Lopez scoring early in the first half, assisted by David Lee. The Panthers held Samba at bay until the last five minutes of the game when Samba scored off a corner kick. The Panthers held on for a 1-1 tie.
On Sunday the Panthers lost to top-ranked CUFC Charlotte United Gold. Goalie Samuel Vargas suffered an injury 15 minutes into play that took him out of the game. The Panthers played one of their best games, but were not able to pull off a win against the Charlotte team, which is ranked first in the division.
The Macon County Soccer Club (MCSC) is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization providing children and families in Western North Carolina with both recreational and competitive soccer programs.
In addition to a Recreation League for ages 4 to 14, the club has competitive teams in the Challenge League and Classic League. The Classic League features travel teams that compete against some of the top soccer clubs in the state.