The 2011 soccer season has come to a close. The eagles ended the season with a record of 8 – 6. The eagles had an exciting season with our coach Adam Palmer. This year the eagles played Richard Winn, a 2A team, and blew them out 10-1 at home. Covenant also had a close game with the #1 team in the state Thomas Sumter, but lost 3-2. April 25th the Eagles traveled to Rock Hill to play Westminister Catawba. It was a hard game because the eagles only had nine players while Catawba had about fifteen. It was 1-2 at half-time. With no subs and already playing down two players, the eagles couldn’t quite pull out the win. The eagles lost that game 1-4.
The eagles never had much of a bench,but managed to have a pretty successful season and beat some hard teams. We had to play down several times and played with no bench because of a shortage of players. We even played one game seven v. seven against St. Francis Xavier. We won 17-5. The eagles finished second in the region behind Thomas Sumter and sixth in the state. The leading scorers were David Golden with 17 goals and Emmanuel Bazemore with 9 goals. We had a few injuries this season, but we made it out alive.
On May 2 after defeating Calhoun Academy 8 -1. Covenant held a cookout to celebrate our last home game. Special thanks to Mrs. Peckham for bringing the grill trailer, and the Yeltons for cooking the hamburgers and hot dogs. Thank you to all the parents and students who came to the games to support the Eagles. And a very, very special thanks to Adam Palmer for his time and effort he put into the team this year. Have a blessed summer!