The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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July 4, 2013

King’s Warriors begin critical two-game road trip

BECKLEY — A three-game winning streak is on the line as the Southern West Virginia King's Warriors embark on a two-game road trip this weekend to Virginia.

They’ll face the Northern Virginia Royals tonight in Fairfax, Virginia, and then will take on the Virginia Beach Piranhas Saturday night. Southern W.Va. will be looking for its first road wins of the season.

“It's always tougher to play on the road than it is at home,” coach Scott Reitnour said. “But we are going to be intentional about choreographing our game day on the road.

“We are going to be emphasizing proper rest, proper hydration, replenishing their electrolytes, and we are really going to take superlative care of the guys when we travel. We think it's going to make a difference and we're going to do our best on the road.”

The King’s Warriors are 4-4-0 and coming off a 3-1 win June 29 over Virginia Beach, a 3-1 win June 26 over the W.Va. Chaos and a 3-2 decision June 21 over SC United Bantams.

Prior to those wins, Southern W.Va. had dropped four consecutive decisions and had been outscored 16-5.

The bounce-back has the King’s Warriors back into the playoff picture in the United Soccer League's Premier Development League's South Atlantic Division. The top two teams in the division qualify for the post season, with the first and second place teams playing a play-in game against each other to determine who advances further into the playoffs.

Southern West Virginia currently trails the Carolina Dynamo and West Virginia Chaos, who are tied for the top spot in the division, by five points. However, the King's Warriors have four games in hand on the Chaos.

Last Saturday, Jon Grant led the way with a pair of goals for the King's Warriors in the victory over Virginia Beach. Billy Forbes also added a strike on a penalty kick.

Goalkeeper Erik Mozzo faced only four shots and made one save.

Forbes is the King’s Warriors’ leading scorer with five goals. He also has two assists.

Tonight’s opponent, Northern Virginia, is coming off a 0-0 tie at first place Carolina this past Sunday. The Royals have only one win this season in nine games but have managed four points on four draws.

Southern W.Va.’s next home game will be at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, against Northern Virginia. The contest will be played at the YMCA’s Carter Family Foundation Stadium.

The following night, The King’s Warriors will close out the regular season by hosting the Carolina Dynamo at 7 p.m.

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