LC Crew Kicks off the Season


LC Crew soccer team dedicated their season in remembrance of Jack Rollins and all children who never got, or never had, the opportunity to play soccer, or any other sport.
LC Crew wears yellow this year to support the children battling cancer and in memory of those who lost their battle to the disease.
Lewis County Crew U10 soccer team fought a tough match against The Shinnston Force, suffering a defeat with a score of 0-1 last Wednesday. LC Crew U10 team is coached by Caitlyn Sturm, a former Lewis County High School Soccer Player.
“Tonight was our first game of the season and I was very proud of how hard and tough our kids payed. Unfortunately we came up a little short, getting beat 1-0 to a good Shinnston team,” said Sturm.
“We had many shots on goal but tonight was one of those nights where the ball just wouldn’t find the net. This is a great and talented group of kids. I’m very excited about this season with this team, it’s going to be a successful one,” she added.
The Crews keeper Kaiden Lafferty, stopped many goals from passing by his grip except one in the first half, which was the one and only goal of the game.
LC Crew had three indirect kicks in the first half, due to various fouls and the Force received one indirect kick for blocking.
Both teams in the first half of the game had several turn overs due incorrect throw-in procedure including lifting feet when throwing the ball and not throwing the ball directly over the head.
In the second half of the game LC Crew dominated The Force, keeping the ball in enemy territory the majority of the half, but were unable to score a goal, despite multiple attempts.
The Force thwarted Crew’s attempts at scoring in the second half by continuously kicking the ball out of bounds toward the end of the half.
LC Crew also took on the Buckhannon Wolves on Sunday afternoon winning the game 4-2.
The Wolves scored a goal early on in the first half, however the player who scored the goal was offsides during the play and the goal did not count. The Wolves next shot on goal however went in making the score 0-1.
Player Josiah Heiney was the first LC Crew member to score a goal at the end of the half making the score tied at 1-1.
While the first half of the game the ball went back and forth between the two teams, the second half was dominated by the LC Crew. Crew scored three more goals, two of which were scored by Kaiden Lafferty.
The end of game score was 4-2, giving the LC Crew a win.
LC Crew’s next game will be on Wednesday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m., at home, against Bridgeport.

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