The James River soccer team defeated two Three Rivers District foes in their last two games before spring break. The Knights won home games with Carroll County and Alleghany by identical 4-1 scores.

“We played a solid game against Carroll,” said River coach Jared Whiting. “Defensively, throughout the field we stepped up our game and quickly fought to regain possession of the ball. Offensively we finished with confidence and poise.

“I think we are settling into our style of soccer and progressing every game. The chemistry, the confidence, the conditioning and the skill level continues to grow as we are coming together as a team.”

Craig Bowyer scored twice for River, both assisted by Tristan Flood. River Clonch scored with an assist from Zach Noel and Evan Akers ha a goal on a corner kick from Isaac Bell.
A day later against Alleghany, Flood and Bowyer had two goals each in River’s win, and Noel had an assist.

“Back to back games are tough but the boys stepped up to the challenge,” said Whiting. “We came into the game with a few aches and pains and some heavy legs from the night before but you wouldn’t have known it watching them play.”

The two wins lifted River to 4-2 overall. The Knights will return to action April 29 at home against Glenvar.