Mount Airy and North Surry fought to a 2-2 tie in the first half, but the Bears pulled away for a 5-3 soccer win Tuesday night.
Bear standout Mitchell Brown had three goals, while Greyhound star Mitchell Midkiff had two.
“That number three is really fast,” Bear Coach Will Hurley said of Midkiff.
“They are very fast and pass better than I’ve ever seen North pass,” Hurley complimented.
Hurley said he was leery of playing a much improved North team, especially coming off an easy 9-0 win over Winston-Salem Prep Monday night.
The Bears gave up the first goal of the game to Midkiff, then seemed to settle down and played much better after that, he said.
Brown had both goals in the first half for Mount Airy. One off an assist from Carlos Carrillo and the other off a feed from Felipe Chavez.
In the second half, Brown scored again, then assisted on a goal by Alexis Alvarez.
It was a corner kick, and Mitchell lofted a ball up so that Alexis could make a header into the net, the coach described.
The other goal came on an assist from Cristian Maldonado to Sam Watson.
Providing the third score for North Surry was Hector Zubieta.
Because of North’s good passing, Hurley praised several defenders for doing their best to stop the attacks. He noted Carrillo, John Hardy, Hunter Clawson and Cristian Cabrera.
Three goals is the most that Mount Airy has given up in a single game in building a 9-2 record.
The Bears travel to West Stokes today, while North Surry travels to Bishop McGuinness.
Reach Jeff Linville at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 719-1920.