Glenvar boys fall, Girls will play on

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Gavin Curfiss(foreground) of
the Highlanders heads the ball in the boys game with the Knights.
PHOTOS BY ED MCCOY
Glenvar’s Taylor Dishon is ready to kick the ball in last week’s game at James River

The Glenvar boys’ soccer team was eliminated from post-season play on Tuesday but the girls live to play on.

Glenvar’s boys were shut out by Floyd County, 2-0, on Monday at Highlander Stadium in the play-in game for Conference 38. That ends Glenvar’s season at 5-9.

Meanwhile, the girls defeated Buckingham County at home in their opening conference game, 7-0, to advance to the region semifinals scheduled for the Smith River Complex in Martinsville on Wednesday. The Highlanders were scheduled to play Martinsville, and the winner of that game earns a Region 2A berth and a spot in the Conference 38 final.

The girls finished the regular season with three conference games last week. The Highlanders beat Floyd County, 7-0, and Radford, 2-1. It was the first time ever the Glenvar girls beat the Bobcats in soccer as Kelci Horner and Emily Stewart scored goals and Chynna Carmichael had a dozen saves.

On Friday the Highlanders concluded the regular season with a 5-2 loss to James River, giving the Highlanders an 8-4-2 regular season record.

In Monday’s win over Buckingham County Horner had two goals and two assists and Kyleigh Drew had one goal and an assist.