Bears open soccer playoffs with rout of River Mill

Jeff Linville Staff Reporter

October 31, 2013

Mount Airy spanked River Mill Academy 10-0 in the first half to win its first game in the 1A state playoffs.

The soccer team remains undefeated with an 18-0-2 record and hosts Bishop McGuinness Saturday, which beat South Davidson 5-0.

John Hardy, filling in for injured keeper Scott Kunkel, didn’t have to stop any shots and only touched the ball a handful of times the entire game as the rest of the Bears took care of business.

The midfielders and attackers maintained possession most of the time, but defender Carlos Carrillo still managed 16 takeaways, according to Coach Will Hurley.

Carrillo even took the ball up the field and added two assists and a goal to his tally sheet.

Three different players scored twice.

The first two goals of the game came from Malcome Malone. The Bears led 2-0 just three minutes into the game.

Then Jose Perez and Felipe Chavez scored twice each for a 6-0 lead.

Jeremy Chappell, Frederico Machado, Sam Watson and Carrillo added each added one goal.

The match ended at halftime on the nine-goal mercy rule.

Providing two assists each on the night were Carrillo, Watson, Perez and Chavez. Chappell added one.

The Bears will host the Villains at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

In their previous two meetings, the Bears won 3-1 and 5-1.