The Little Giants and visiting Spotswood Trailblazers played a back-and-fourth game Thursday in boys soccer that ended in a tie in Waynesboro.

Thursday’s Valley District matchup was the second time the two teams met, with Spotswood winning the first game earlier this season.

The two evenly-matched teams battled through regulation and two five-minute overtimes with neither team able to score in the 0-0 tie.

Waynesboro coach Weston Pyles was happy with the progress he saw in his team.

“We want to continuously improve on our efforts and teamwork,” he said. “We have shown great improvement in a lot of areas and guys have stepped up and played some positions they may not have played last year, which I believe is also key to their personal development through sports.”

Midway through the first half, Waynesboro starting goalie Juan Saenz-Briones left the game with an ankle injury and was replaced junior Micah Lundy.

It was Lundy’s first game in goal in over a year.

“There haven't been any lows actually, just some pretty great teachable moments,” Pyles said of the season so far. “Losses aren't a bad thing, in fact, they are a part of both the game and life. These moments of disappointment just point areas out to us that we need to improve on, whether it’s athleticism, attitude or sportsmanship.”

Spotswood won the JV game 1-0 on an early goal in the opening minutes of the game.

 

 

 

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