Bears win behind solid defense

By Jackson Fuller - [email protected]

RONDA — The Mount Airy soccer team has struggled defensively to start the 2015 season, but the Granite Bears took a huge step in the right direction during their 7-1 victory over East Wilkes on Monday.

The Granite Bears (1-2) gave up 10 goals combined in their first two games, so coach Will Hurley was extremely pleased with his team’s defense against the Cardinals.

Hurley said that the start of the season has been a learning process defensively, especially for Mount Airy’s Chandler Snyder and Luis Osrono, two attackers who have converted to defenders this year.

Offensively, the Mount Airy train kept chugging along. The Granite Bears have scored at least three goals in every match thus far. Their seven goals on Monday was a season-high.

Austin Tumbarello, Jeremy Chappell and Cooper Nester each scored two goals for Mount Airy. Malcolm Malone chipped in the final score.

The Granite Bears will return home to face Thomasville on Tuesday night. Hurley will need his team to maintain its defensive prowess. Thomasville defeated Mount Airy in the season-opener 4-3.

By Jackson Fuller

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