The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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July 18, 2013

King’s Warriors to wrap up season away from home

When the Southern West Virginia King’s Warriors began their 2013 season, they had two goals in mind: To grow as men and to improve on last season’s 4-10-2 record.

Judging from the smiles on the faces of the young men on Saturday night following their 3-0 loss to Carolina, the former has been accomplished. Now they’ve got two more chances to accomplish the latter.

The King’s Warriors (4-8-0) will wrap up the Premier Developmental League season this weekend with a two-game road trip in Virginia. They’ll take on the Virginia Beach Piranhas (6-4-2) tonight and then conclude the summer with Northern Virginia (4-4-4) on Saturday. Southern West Virginia is 0-5-0 on the road this season.

The Warriors have developed into an attacking squad as the season has progressed, displaying an attractive brand of soccer that coach Scott Reitnour has been known to play. However, the team has lacked in the finishing department, only scoring 17 goals on 157 shots during the 2013 campaign.

Billy Forbes has led the way for Southern West Virginia, scoring seven goals in 12 games and picking up three assists. He was also selected by the PDL as one of the top 11 players of the season in week one, when the Warriors defeated in-state rival West Virginia Chaos 3-1.

If the Warriors look to pick up a victory this weekend, they’ll need a solid game from their backline, specifically captain Harry Sherwood, who has seen limited time the last three games with a bruised heel. Sherwood came on late in the second half against Carolina Saturday night, playing forward.

The Piranhas’ Patrick Thompson leads the squad with three goals and two assists in eight games played. Keeper Famara Bojang has a 1.37 goals against average in 11 games.

For Northern Virginia, Franck Tayou has picked up five goals in just seven games played, and keeper Joel Helmick has allowed 12 goals in 11 matches, with 51 saves.

The Carolina Dynamo have wrapped up the South Atlantic Division championship, but the Warriors can play spoiler. Virginia Beach currently sits in second place with 20 points, while the West Virginia Chaos are third with 17.

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