Ashley Ridge’s Soccer Teams Prepare for Region Play

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The Ashley Ridge boys defeated Berkeley 6-0 and the Ashley Ridge girls defeated Stratford 11-0 on March 16, 2016. The teams worked on strategies that the coaches are hoping will help for them for the region play.

The Ashley Ridge boys open region played at Summerville on March 22, 2016. And they traveled to Fort Dorchester on March 24, 2016.

“Our region is extremely tough,” Harris said. “Colleton County returned a lot of players so you can’t count them out and Summerville, Fort and Bluffton are strong once again. Our region only sends three teams to the playoffs so each match is important.” (Summerville Journal Scene)

The AR boys had a quick start last Wednesday and took a 4-0 lead into the half. Then the boys added a pair of goals in the last 40 minutes. Tanner Myers (AR senior), Jimmy Davis (AR freshman), Frank Hobson (AR senior),  Noah Antor (AR junior), Colleton Rickus (AR senior), and Sam Hobson (AR sophomore) scored for Ashley Ridge.

AR freshman Eric Watson started in goal and Matt Mantooth, sophomore, finished the game in goal. Ashley Ridge is 7-2 on this with the win.

Ashley Ridge girls were not messing around on Wednesday when playing against Stratford.

Sophomore Delaney Hood had the shutout in goal while sophomore Emily Kifer made four goals for Ashley Ridge. Also, freshman Campbell Gibson and sophomore Anslee Bell both scored two goals. Senior Goalkeeper Mollie Smith got a score by sinking a penalty kick.

“We used tonight’s game to work on some things such as our speed of play and movement off the ball, things we needed to work on after our first seven games,” Ashley Ridge girls’ coach Mark Weaver said. “All the games we’ve played over the last two weeks should have prepared us for region play. We have faced some of the top teams in the state so that competition should help.” (Summerville Journal Scene)

Ashley Ridge girls improved to 3-4-1 with the win.