MOUNT PLEASANT--The Wando Warriors boys’ soccer team defeated Bishop England 3-1 tonight.
The Warriors, the No. 1 team in the state -- and country -- won in the intense rivalry that sometimes pits neighbor against neighbor and club teammate vs. club teammate. The Warriors are 15-0 and have a few days off. But they won’t rest on their laurels. The Warriors play five games in five days next week, including a battle against Academic Magnet, the No. 1 team in Class AA.
The Warriors wasted little time flexing their soccer muscle. Charlie Heffron scored his third goal of the year just 72 seconds into the match to give the Warriors control.
The Warriors pushed the lead to 2-0 in the 38th minute when Andrew Davis scored on an assist from Erik Clark, his second assist of the match.
The Warriors scored their final goal in the 72nd minute when Lejend Bain scored his seventh goal of the year. Clark was credited with his third assist of the match and 21st of the season.
One of Wando’s strengths is its depth at the keeper position. Colin Lemmon and John Milligan split time and allowed a combined seven goals heading into the BE game. But Lemmon was injured warming up to enter last week’s game against Cane Bay and didn’t play against the Bishops. Milligan kept the Bishops off the scoreboard until late when the Bishops’ Nolan Coulter scored in stoppage time at the end of the match.