WEST JEFFERSON — The varsity soccer team suffered a pair of close non-conference losses at home this past week, falling to Hibriten on Tuesday and Watauga on Thursday.
Hibriten 5, Ashe 3
A wild second half scoring outburst from both teams in a pouring rain made for an interesting final 40 minutes of play.
HIbriten got a goal from Kevin Pineda in the third minute of the first half which turned out to be the only goal of the half.
The same could not be said in the next 40 minutes with the teams combining to score seven times and an eighth chance on a penalty kick that clanked off the post.
Alec Roland got the second half scoring started with a goal in the 52nd minute that briefly tied the match up at 1-1.
Just one minute later, Toni Romero was able to get behind the Husky defense for a goal to put Hibriten back in front, 2-1.
In the 69th minute, Trent Baker scored for the Huskies to tie the score up with just 11 minutes to play.
The final nine minutes saw four goals scored between the two teams.
Romero scored his second goal of the night in the 71st minute before Caleb Key tied things up again at 3-3 in the 72nd minute.
The Panthers were able to add on two more goals, first from Javid Tahirli in the 74th minute and then a penalty kick goal from Chandler Crisp in the 78 minute to seal the victory.
Watauga 3, Ashe 1
A pair of second half goals made the difference on Thursday night, giving Watauga the season sweep over the rival Huskies.
The Pioneers took an early 1-0 lead on a goal from Jair Alvarez before Ashe County’s Justin Lopez knotted things up at 1-1.
The score would remain tied until the 46th minute when Harper Shanley put the Pioneers ahead, 2-1.
Watauga added a late tally in the 79th minute from Talib Patrick.
The Huskies dropped to 2-4 overall.
Ashe will play three matches this week, weather permitting. The Huskies are set to host Alleghany on Monday before traveling to Mount Airy on Tuesday and Elkin on Wednesday.
East Surry 5, East Wilkes 1 (Aug. 30)
Atkins 10, North Wilkes 1 (Aug. 30)
Wilkes Central 3, Bunker Hill 0 (Aug. 30)
Avery County 3, McDowell 1 (Aug. 30)
RJ Reynolds 4, Watauga 1 (Aug. 30)
Avery County 7, East Wilkes 1 (Sept. 4)
Starmount 9, East Rowan 1 (Sept. 5)
South Stokes 2, Elkin 1 (Sept. 6)
Watauga 2, Avery County 0 (Sept. 6)
Starmount 9, Elkin 0 (Sept. 7)
Mount Airy 7, East Wilkes 0 (Sept. 7)
Alleghany at Ashe County (Sept. 11)
Wilkes Central at West Wilkes (Sept. 11)
North Wilkes at East Wilkes (Sept. 11)
Avery County at Hendersonville (Sept. 11)
South Caldwell at Watauga (Sept. 11)
Wilkes Central at Davie County (Sept. 12)
Oak Hill Academy at Alleghany (Sept. 12)
Ashe County at Mount Airy (Sept. 12)
Wilkes Central at North Wilkes (Sept. 13)
Starmount at Alleghany (Sept. 13)
West Wilkes at East Wilkes (Sept. 13)
Ashe County at Elkin (Sept. 13)
Watauga at Alexander Central (Sept. 13)
Elkin at Mount Airy (Sept. 14)
Avery County at Hibriten (Sept. 14)
Starmount at Surry Central (Sept. 15)
East Wilkes at North Iredell (Sept. 15)
North Wilkes at East Surry (Sept. 15)
Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.