FAYETTEVILLE — What coach Bennie Howard described as a “tightly-called contest,” ended with the Richmond Senior boys soccer team falling to Pine Forest 2-1 on Wednesday evening.
Five yellow cards were handed out to the Raiders on the night. They had to play with a man down — due to a player receiving two yellow cards — in the second half. No cards were given to Pine Forest.
Max Diaz scored Richmond’s only goal in the first half to put the Raiders up 1-0, but a Trojan penalty kick would tie the match. Several minutes later, Pine Forest (3-1) scored its second goal of the night to give it the 2-1 lead before the break.
Neither team would find the net in the second half.
“It’s a learning experience,” Howard said. “We’re going to take this negative and turn it into a positive.”
Richmond’s varsity team will travel to Marlboro Academy, whom they beat 11-2 in the team’s first match, on Thursday. The game kicks off at 5:30 p.m.
The Raiders’ junior varsity team defeated Pine Forest 4-1.
Volleyball grabs close win over Lee County
ROCKINGHAM — It wasn’t a clean sweep like Tuesday’s match, but the Richmond Senior volleyball team won three of the five sets played (25-17, 25-20, 15-12) to defeat Lee County on Wednesday evening.
The win gave the Lady Raiders (2-2-3) their second victory in two days — and they will look to go a perfect 3-for-3 this week when they play at Anson at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Altman Griffin once again finished the evening with the most kills (20) and the most aces (6) for Richmond. Savannah Lampley registered 24 digs, Griffin had 14 and Layne Maultsby recorded 11.
The junior varsity volleyball team fell to Lee County in two sets (26-24, 25-20).