Martinsville soccer

Jordan Penn jumps into the arms of Khalil Travis after scoring a goal during Wednesday's Piedmont District semifinal win over Halifax County.


Martinsville 5, Halifax County 1

Martinsville defeated Halifax County 5-0 and 5-1 during the regular season. On Wednesday, in the Piedmont District semifinals, the Bulldogs continued that trend and took home a 5-1 win over the Comets to earn a spot in the district championship Friday night.

Jose Luna scored his first goal of the season to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead off an assist from Khalil Travis. Travis then assisted on Jordan Penn’s goal to make it a 2-0 lead. The third goal was scored by Travis on an assist from Aidan Self to give Martinsville a 3-1 halftime lead.

The Bulldogs added a pair of goals in the second half, the first from Tanner Ingram on an assist from Travis, his third of the game, and then Jaedyn McKinney capped the scoring by tapping in a rebound chance near the goal.

Mike Devora made six saves for the Bulldogs.

Martinsville will play for the district championship Friday at 7:15 at Smith River Sports Complex.


Magna Vista 2, Franklin County 1

After splitting the two regular season matchups, Magna Vista was able to win the rubber match against Franklin County Wednesday’s Piedmont District semifinal at Smith River Sports Complex, 2-1.

Jerry Becerra got the Warriors on the board first with an assist from Kevin Garibay. Emmanuel Perez gave Magna Vista an insurance goal after a pass to space from Finley Underwood.

The Eagles scored with four minutes left in the second half to make it 2-1, but the Warriors withstood the pressure down the stretch to earn a spot in Friday’s Piedmont District championship game.

Tristan Tyree made eight saves in goal for the Warriors.

The PD title game will be played Friday at Smith River Sports Complex at 7:15.



Bassett 5, Magna Vista 2

Bassett defeated rival Magna Vista twice in the regular season and then made it a perfect 3-for-3 with a 5-2 win over the Warriors in the Piedmont District semifinals Wednesday night at Smith River Sports Complex.

Caroline Cook tied her own single-season school record for goals with 46 on the season with a pair Wednesday night. Abbie Laine, Allie Laine and Lacey Flanagan each had a goal and an assist for the Bengals.

For Magna Vista, Brianna Bitz scored both goals off long free kicks over the head of the Bassett keeper. McKenzie Easter helped keep the Warriors in the game with 12 saves in net.

The Bengals will face Franklin County in Friday’s Piedmont District championship game at Smith River Sports Complex at 6 p.m. The Eagles are the only team in the district that Bassett is yet to get a win against this season.



Halifax County 6, Bassett 0

Bassett ran into Radford commit Andrew Harlow in Wednesday’s Piedmont District semifinal game and the Halifax County senior was nearly untouchable as the Comets took down the Bengals, 6-0, to advance to Friday’s Piedmont District title game.

Harlow struck out 17 over seven innings of work and only threw 18 balls in the game. The Bengals were only able to get four hits off of the senior, two from Yeison Sosa and one each from Ben Hylton and Colby Cunningham.

The Comets took control early on, scoring five of their six runs in the bottom of the first inning. Trevor Barnes took the mound in relief and calmed things down, working 3.1 innings of two-hit ball, allowing one run and striking out two. Drew Fisher finished the game for Bassett with two clean innings, minus two walks, and a pair of strikeouts.

Bassett now awaits the release of the Region 4D tournament bracket.


Tunstall 9, Patrick County 0

After upsetting Franklin County in Monday’s Piedmont District quarterfinals, Patrick County traveled to face Tunstall. The magic didn’t follow, however, as the Trojans ran away in the fifth inning for a 9-0 win.

Patrick County’s season comes to an end with a 6-15-1 record. Tunstall will face Halifax County for the district championship Friday.



Tunstall 10, Magna Vista 3

There weren’t many teams Magna Vista struggled against this season within the Piedmont District, but the Warriors were unable to solve Tunstall in the two regular season meetings and that continued in Wednesday’s Piedmont District semifinals, falling 10-3 to the Trojans.

The Warriors took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but immediately fell behind with two Tunstall runs in the bottom of the first and then the Trojans took complete control with six runs in the sixth inning.

Lyndsey Newman led the Magna Vista attack with two hits and an RBI. Zariah Scales and Allison Wagoner each had a hit and an RBI as well for Magna Vista.

The Warriors will now await the official Region 3D tournament bracket to be released, but are in line to host a first-round game sometime next week. Tunstall will play for the PD championship on Friday.

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