GOODY, Ky. — The Belfry Pirates broke a four game losing streak on Tuesday of last week when they defeated the visiting Man Hillbillies by a final score of 10-nil on what was senior night at the BHS Soccer Complex.
The Pirates jumped ahead early and often as they pulled away to a 9-nil lead at the break. They scored the 10th goal in the 42nd minute which ended the game due to a mercy rule.
Sophomore Dalton Stacy and Ian Stallard senior Ian Stallard led coach Tim McNamee’s club with two goals apiece.
Eli Runyon, Aiden McCoy, Isaiah Hackney, Blake Kulik, Niles McCoy, and Thomas Bond scored the other six goals for the Pirates. Niles McCoy also picked up two assists, including one to his brother Aiden on a goal in the 14th minute.
The Pirates recorded 29 shots on goal compared to only two for the Hillbillies. Goalie Caleb Spears recorded the clean sheet picking up two saves. The win for Belfry gave them an 8-6-1 mark to close out the regular season as they prepare for postseason play this week.
BELFRY 10 SHELBY VALLEY 0 (Girls): The Belfry Lady Pirates also picked up a win on their senior night as they cruised past district foe Shelby Valley to a tune of 10-nil at the BHS Soccer Complex.
The Lady Pirates were led by seniors Hannah Spence and Kylie Gollihue who each netted two goals apiece on the day for coach Karissa Whitt.
Kenzie Jackson, Kristine Brucal, Celia Wiedel, Marki Maynard, Kynlea Stanley, and Taylor Layne scored the other six goals to round out the scoring for BHS. Brucal and Layne each recorded one assist.
The Lady Pirates shot an impressive 35 shots on goal while the Lady Cats only recorded one, which was saved by Belfry goalie Kenzie Maynard.
BELFRY 1, HAZARD 0 (GIRLS): The Belfry Lady Pirates picked up a win in their regular season finale as they squeaked past the home standing Hazard Lady Bulldogs in a match on Thursday, Oct. 3 by a score of 1-nil.
Junior forward Mylah Caudill connected on the games only goal during the 16th minute of action as she found the back of the net following an assist off the foot of senior Kylie Gollihue.
The Belfry offense was able to keep control of the ball for most of the game taking 21 shots on goal compared to only four for Hazard.
Goalie Kenzie Maynard picked up a save for Belfry while Hazard goalie Shelby Ritchie recorded 13.
The two wins to close out the regular season for the Lady Pirates improved their season record to 10-7-1 as they prepare for postseason play which gets underway this week.