GOODY, Ky. — The Belfry boys’ and girls’ soccer clubs will not have to travel very far for this year’s 58th District Soccer Tournaments as all games in both postseason tourneys will be played at the BHS Soccer Complex.
The girls’ got the action underway on Tuesday night in the opening round with two games as top seed Lawrence County played Shelby Valley while No. 2 seed Belfry played Pikeville.
Both of the higher seeds were heavily favored in their opening match ups as the Lady Pirates beat Pikeville by scores of 8-1 and 10-0 during the regular season while LC easily beat Shelby Valley by scores of 11-0 and 18-0.
Results from the opening round games were not available at press time but the winners will meet up in the championship game on Thursday night at 6 p.m.
The Lady Pirates went 0-2 against LCHS during the regular season losing 6-1 at home on Aug. 29 and falling 4-3 on the road on Sept. 17
Over on the boys’ side, only one round will need to determine the district champion as neither Pikeville or Shelby Valley had boys’ programs this season.
Lawrence County earned the No. 1 seed in district play while the Pirates earned the No 2 seed and the two teams will meet up in the championship game on Thursday at approximately 8 p.m.
The two teams met up twice during the regular season with each team winning on the other’s home turf. Belfry won 4-3 on Sept. 3 at LCHS while the Bulldogs won 1-0 at Belfry on Sept. 19.
Both the champion and the runner-up from district play will advance on to the 15th Region Tournament.
Senior Kyle Gollihue leads the girls squad with 42 goals on the season in only 17 games while the boys’s squad is led by Dalton Stacy with 10 goals on the year and Cayden Long who follows him with nine.
The Lady Pirates are coached by Karissa Whitt and enter postseason play with a 10-7-1 record while the Belfry boys’ are led by coach Tim McNamee and enter the postseason with an 8-6-1 mark.